Satyrium princeae Kraenzl. 1902 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Photo by Peter Linder and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Prince's Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia in montane swampy grasslands at elevations of 1800 to 2250 meters as a small to meium sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, slender to somewhat robust stem carrying a single basal, adpressed to the ground, ovate to broadly ovate to cordate, acute to shortly acuminate, fleshy leaf with 3 to 7, lanceolate, acute, thin lsheathing leaves above that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, cylindrical, [3 to 18 cm] long, rather loosely 8 to many flowered inflorescnce with erect at first, reflexed later, lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Satyrium unifolium Schltr. 1915

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/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995;

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