Satyrium neglectum Schltr. 1895 SECTION Leptocentrum

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Pink Flower Form

White Flower Form Photos by Cameron McMaster


Common Name The Over-Looked Satyrium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Cape, Natal, Orange free State and Transvaal South Africa in montane grassland and bracken scrub at elevations of 1750 to 3000 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ellipsoid to fusiform-ellipsoid, tomentose tubers giving rise to a sterile stem carrying 2-5, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or elliptic, acute, foliage leaves on a separate sterile shoot and a flowering stem with sheathing leaves along the stem that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, cylindrical, tall and candle-like, densely many-flowered, racemose inflorescence with many large, reflexed, pinkish bracts and non-resupinate, sweet-soapy fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium beyrichianum Kraenzl. 1898; Satyrium colliferum Schltr. 1915; Satyrium densum Rolfe 1898; Satyrium neglectum var. brevicalcar Summerh. 1966; Satyrium neglectum subsp. woodii (Schltr.) A.V.Hall 1982; Satyrium papyretorum Schltr. 1916; Satyrium woodii Schltr. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as S woodii; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S densum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S woodii; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 as Satyrium neglectum ssp woodii; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart 1996 as S woodii photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 as S neglectum subsp woodii; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photo fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide