Satyrium neglectum Schltr.
var. neglectum

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Satyrium neglectum var. neglectum

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Satyrium neglectum var. neglectum

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Satyrium neglectum var. neglectum

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

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Common names: Pink candle orchid (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Robust terrestrial herb, 25 - 80 cm. Foliage leaves 2-5 on a separate sterile shoot. Flowering stem with sheathing leaves along the stem. Inflorescence tall and candle-like, densely many-flowered among large, reflexed, pinkish bracts. Flowers pale to deep crimson pink, rarely yellow. Lip convex, forming a hood; spurs 6-17 mm long, parallel to the ovary.
Derivation of specific name: neglectum: overlooked
Habitat: Montane grassland and bracken scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) 1750 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2007

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 228 - 229. (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 335.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 209 - 210.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 139. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 36, plate 56

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

Other sources of information about Satyrium neglectum var. neglectum:

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Flora of Malawi: Satyrium neglectum var. neglectum
Flora of Mozambique: Satyrium neglectum var. neglectum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Satyrium neglectum
African Plant Database: Satyrium neglectum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Satyrium neglectum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Satyrium neglectum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Satyrium neglectum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Satyrium neglectum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Satyrium neglectum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Satyrium neglectum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Satyrium neglectum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Satyrium neglectum
Ispot Southern Africa: Satyrium neglectum
JSTOR Plant Science: Satyrium neglectum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Satyrium neglectum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Satyrium neglectum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Satyrium neglectum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Satyrium neglectum
Tropicos: Satyrium neglectum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Satyrium neglectum var. neglectum., retrieved 16 July 2019

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