Satyrium kitimboense Kraenzl. 1914 SECTION Satyrium Photo by JSTOR Plant Science Website

Part Sun Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Kitimbo Satyrium [An area in Zaire]

Flower Size

Found in Zaire, Burundi, Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique in open woodland with grass at elevations of 1450 to 1500 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, ellipsoid to cylindrical-ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, slender to rather stout, terete stem carrying 2, basal, subopposite, broadly ovate to reniform, adpessed to the ground leaves and several distant, lanceolate, subacute sheaths that blooms in the summer on a lax, 1.6 to 5.6" [4 to 14 cm] long, 3 to 12 flowered inflorescence with at first erect, later reflexed, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995;

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