Satyrium outeniquense Schltr. 1897 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Collection sheet and photo by Tamcat and The I Spot Southern Africa Website


Common Name The Outeniqua Satyrium [a Mountain range in Cape Province South Africa]

Flower Size

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa in moist top dry fynbos at elevations of 160 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by 2 to 4, triangular, acute, lowermost spreading leaves that blooms in the earlier spring on an erect, terminal, 2 to 20 flowered inflorescence with glabrous, deflexed floral bracts and carrying clove scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photos fide;