Satyrium trinerve Lindl. 1838 SUBGENUS Trinervia

Photos courtesy of Olaf Pronk and Laurette E.U.R.L. orchids of Madagascar

Plant and Flowers in situ Zimbabwe Photo by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

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Common Name The Three Nerved Satyrium [refers to the three lobes to the lip apex]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, E cape Province, Transkei, Natal, Lesotho, Swaziland, Transvaal states of South Africa, Comoros and Madagascar in marshes and humid forests at elevations of 1200 to 2050 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with elongated, woolly tubers giving rise to an erect stem carrying radical, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a 2 to 10" [5 to 25 cm] long, pubescent inflorescence with linear, elongate, acute, green, recurved floral bracts and carrying many [130], small, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Satyrium atherstonei Rchb. f. 1881; Satyrium leucocomos Rchb.f. 1865; Satyrium longibracteatum Rolfe 1889; Satyrium mechowianum Kraenzl. 1893; Satyrium monopetalum Kraenzl. 1898; Satyrium nuttii Rolfe 1898; Satyrium occultum Rolfe 1898; Satyrium proschii Briq. 1903; Satyrium schinzii T.Durand & Kraenzl. 1899; Satyrium triphyllum Kraenzl. 1898; Satyrium zombense Rolfe 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/1981; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as S atherstonei; Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 1 Summerhayes 1968 as S atherstonei; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as S atherstonei drawing/photo ok; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 3 1993 photo; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans 2007 photo fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009 photo fide

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