Satyrium rupestre Schltr. 1897 SUBGENUS Satyrium

Drawing by Harry Bolus and his The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part ShadeCold LATER Spring

Common Name The Rock-Loving Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in southern Cape Province South Africa in shaded forest habitats near the cooast and on wet mossy rock faces higher in the mountains at elevations of 60 to 1500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a slender stem carrying 2 to 4, near the ground, spreading, ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, 6 to 45 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.


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