Satyrium rostratum Lindl. 1838 Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

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Common Name The Beak-Carrying Satyrium - In Madagascar - Rasamoala

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Madagascar in grasslands rocky outcrops and near forests at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a large sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid-oblong tubers giving rise to a basally sheathed, stem carrying several, oval-acute, flat, plicate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 10 to 16" [25 to 40 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped basally by lanceolate, green recurved bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium gigas Ridl. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 drawing; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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