Satyrium coriophoroides A.Rich. 1840 SUBGENUS Chlorocorys

Plant in situ Tanzania

Photos by Robert v Blittersdorff and The East African Plant Database Website

Common Name The Orchis Coriophora-Like Satyrium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cameroon, Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe in grasslands at elevations of 1800 to 2850 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool to cold growing, glabrous terrestrial with both a sterile stem carrying 4 to 5, upper 1 to 2, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, leaves and a slender to rather robust fertile stem almost totally enveloped by appressed, lanceolate, acute sheathing leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, erect, narrowly cylindrical, 3.23" to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long, rather densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying white to crimson colored flowers

Synonyms Satyrium coriophoroides var. sacculatum Rendle 1895; Satyrium gilletii De Wild. 1903; Satyrium macrostachyum Hochst. ex A.Rich. 1850; Satyrium sacculatum (Rendle) Rolfe 1898; Satyrium stolzii Kraenzl. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as S sacculatum; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as S sacculatum; Orchids of South Central AFrfica Williamson 1977 as S sacculatum drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Orchidaceae Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmussen 2004; Field Guide to the Ethiopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rassmussen 2004 as S sacculatum Photo good;

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