Satyrium sceptrum Schltr.

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Satyrium sceptrum

Photo: Joachim Thiede
Nyika National Park, near Chowo Rocks

Satyrium sceptrum

Photo: Joachim Thiede
Nyika National Park, near Chowo Rocks

Satyrium sceptrum

Photo: Joachim Thiede
Nyika National Park, at turnoff of Juniper Forest road from Chelinda - Kasalamba Viewpoint road

Satyrium sceptrum

Photo: Joachim Thiede
Nyika National Park, at turnoff of Juniper Forest road from Chelinda - Kasalamba Viewpoint road

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Synonyms: Satyrium acutirostrum Summerh.
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Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial herb to 90 cm tall. Sterile shoot with 3-4 leaves. Flowering stem with c. 10 imbricate sheathing leaves. Inflorescence 7-26 x 3-3.5 cm, densely many-flowered. Flowers orange, apricot-yellow or salmon-red. Sepals and petals decurved, joined to each other and lip in basal quarter. Median sepal 7-11 mm, oblanceolate; lateral sepals longer, broader. Petals similar to median sepal. Lip thick-textured with a wide mouth, very convex and hooded with the apex reflexed. Spurs 13-17 mm long, slender. Column 7-11 m tall.
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Habitat: Montane grassland
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Thursday 15 June 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 335. (Includes a picture).

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 209.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 140. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Satyrium sceptrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117730, retrieved 24 August 2017

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