Satyrium erectum Sw. 1800 SUBGENUS Satyrium Photo by Tyrone Genade

Flower closeup

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photos by Cameron McMaster

Fragrant Full SunCoolColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Erect Satyrium - Geel-Kappie - Geel-Trewwa

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western and southwestern South Africa on sandy soils on slopes and flats in generally dry areas in karroid scub and dryer fynbos at elevations of 250 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, adpressed t othe ground, ovate-elliptic, acute to rotund, obtuse leaves taht blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, densely 11 to 37 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, 2 to 3 times longer than the ovary bracts and carrying sweetly, pungently scented flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium papillosum Lindl. 1838; Satyrium pustulatum Lindl. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzwell 1999; Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;