Satyrium anomalum Schltr.

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Satyrium anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kudu Rd, Cumberland Valley, Nyanga

Satyrium anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kudu Rd, Cumberland Valley, Nyanga

Satyrium anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kudu Rd, Cumberland Valley, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Satyrium minax Rolfe
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Slender terrestrial, up to 1 m. Foliage leaves on a separate shoot, flowering stem with sheathing leaves along the stem. Inflorescence long and narrow, up to 30 cm, many-flowered. Flowers cream to pale lilac, ovary and rhachis dark purple-red. Lip fleshy, forming a hood with a narrow mouth. Spurs 10-14 mm, curving upwards and diverging from each other.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In miombo woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 213.

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

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Flora of Malawi: Satyrium anomalum
Flora of Zambia: Satyrium anomalum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Satyrium anomalum
African Plant Database: Satyrium anomalum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Satyrium anomalum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Satyrium anomalum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Satyrium anomalum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Satyrium anomalum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Satyrium anomalum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Satyrium anomalum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Satyrium anomalum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Satyrium anomalum
Tropicos: Satyrium anomalum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Satyrium anomalum., retrieved 23 March 2018

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