Satyrium macrophyllum Lindl.

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Satyrium macrophyllum

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Erin Forest Reserve, Inyanga

Satyrium macrophyllum

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Erin Forest Reserve, Inyanga

Satyrium macrophyllum

Photo: Darrel Plowes
Erin Forest Reserve, Inyanga

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Synonyms: Satyrium buchananii Rolfe
Satyrium cheirophorum Rolfe
Satyrium murrumbalaense De Wild.
Satyrium speciosum Summerh.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial herb up to 80 cm tall. Leaves 6-10, lowest sheath-like, next 2 large and spreading, ovate, up to 24 × 8 cm, glossy light green, not appressed to the ground; remaining leaves much smaller, sheath-like along the stem. Inflorescence up to 22 cm long, densely many-flowered. Bracts up to 3 cm long, lanceolate, acute, reflexed. Flowers pale to deep pink. Sepals and petals pointing forward, or slightly decurved. Petals slightly shorter than median sepal. Lip convex, forming a wide-mouthed hood; spurs 12-20 mm long, parallel to the ovary.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrophyllum: big-leaved
Habitat: Occurring in Brachystegia woodland and grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1940 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 June 2010
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 228 - 229. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 205 - 206.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 134. (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 Page 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 macrophyllum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117670, retrieved 25 August 2016

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