Satyrium elongatum Rolfe 1898

Plant and Flowes in situ Tanzania

Collection sheet and photo by Thomas Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Elongate Satyrium

Flower Size

Found in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in seasonally wet, boggy grasslands at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with ovoid to ellipsoid, woolly tubers giving rise to a sterile stem carrying 3 to 4, laowermost 1 to 2, loosely sheathing, the upper most lanceolate to oblanceolate leaves and a fertile stem carrying 6 to 10, loosely sheathing leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, 6 to 12" [15 to 30 cm] long, narrowly cylindrical, fairly laxly many flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 1 Summerhayes 1968; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing good; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995;