Satyrium pallens S.D.Johnson & Kurzweil 1998 SUBGENUS Satyrium Photo by Hubert Kurzweil , and his South African Orchid Website


Common Name The Pale Satyrium

Flower Size

Found only in western Cape Province of South Africa in fynbos and shrublands at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender to robust stem carrying 2, basal, adpressed to the ground, ovate-ellitpic, fleshy leaves that grade above into the conical, largely sheathing cauline leaves above that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, lax to dense many flowered inflorescence carrying hard to describe scented flowers


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