Satyrium chlorocorys Rolfe

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Satyrium chlorocorys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Rukotso

Satyrium chlorocorys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Rukotso

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Synonyms: Satyrium fallax Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb, usually 40 to 60 cm. Leaves on the lower flowering stem. Inflorescence fairly densely many-flowered. Flowers yellow-green; bracts reflexed. Lip forming a hood with a narrow mouth; sepals and petals curled under; spurs 8 - 20mm long. This species can be distinguished from the similar S. flavum by the somewhat larger size and the basal leaves not being pressed to the ground.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 2350 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 230 - 231. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 333.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 216 - 217.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 141. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 140 - 141.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Satyrium chlorocorys., retrieved 22 October 2016

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