Satyrium longicolle Lindl.1838 SUBGENUS Satyrium Photo by Cameron McMaster

Plant and Flowers in situ South Africa Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website

Common Name The Long Necked Satyrium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found only in southern Cape Province of South Africa in damp to rather dry slopes at elevations of 3 to 1000 meters as a miniature to medium szied, cool to cold growing terrestrial with 2, adpressed to the ground, very broadly ovate to rotund leaves that abruptly transition into the sheathing leaves and blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, [3 to 17 cm] long, 5 to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying faintly scented flowers

Synonyms Satyrium maculatum Burch. ex Lindl 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S maculatum; Die Orchideen #5 17-20 tafel 6 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1973 as S maculata photo fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;