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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean, Indian Subcontinent to S. Central China.
Satyrium yunnanense

[FZ]

Orchidaceae, I. la Croix & P.J. Cribb. Flora Zambesiaca 11:1. 1995

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb with globose, ovoid or ellipsoid tubers.
Morphology Leaves
Foliage leaves basal or ± basal on flowering stem, or if foliage leaves on separate sterile shoots then flowering stem with sheathing leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, few- to many-flowered; bracts often large, frequently reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers non-resupinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals partly united with petals and lip; petals similar to sepals but usually narrower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip thin-textured or fleshy, forming a hood with a wide or narrow mouth, almost always 2-spurred at the base, occasionally 2 vestigial spurs also present; spurs long and slender or short and blunt, rarely absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column inside lip, erect, ± incurved; anther dependent from front of column with parallel loculi; pollinaria 2, each with sectile pollinium, caudicle and viscidium; rarely the 2 viscidia are united.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma flat or hooded; rostellum 3-lobed, projecting between stigma and anther loculi.

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology Leaves
Foliage leaves either towards or at the base of the stem, or on separate sterile shoots
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, few- to many-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts often reflexed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers not resupinate, variously coloured
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ± united to the petals and the lip, the intermediate linear or ligulate, the laterals obliquely semi-elliptical or oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals ± spathulate, linear or lanceolate, ± united to the sepals at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip erect, ± hooded, with a broad or narrow mouth, the apex sometimes recurved, usually with 2 spurs at base, sometimes with 2 extra shorter ones, rarely spurs absent; spurs long and slender to short and obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column erect and ± incurved, included in the lip; anther dependent from the front of the column, the loculi parallel; pollinaria 2, each with sectile pollinium, caudicle and usually separate naked viscidium, rarely the 2 viscidia are united to form 1; stigma forming the upper lobe of the column, flat or hooded, rostellum projecting forward between the stigma and anther-loculi, ± 3-lobed or 3-toothed, the middle lobe sometimes longer than side lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary not twisted, often 6-ribbed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules usually ellipsoid.
Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herbs with sessile undivided tubers
Morphology Stem
Stems unbranched, leafy, or covered with leaf-like sheaths

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Free State, Guinea, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Rwanda, Réunion, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Satyrium Sw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Williamson, G. [142], Zambia 11887.006
Williamson, G. [290], Zambia 11887.009
Williamson, G. [329], Zambia 17326.008
Williamson, G. [643], Zambia 17326.015
Zambia 1800.026
Williamson, G. [635], Zambia 1800.030
Williamson, G. [297], Zambia 1800.033
Williamson, G. [935], Zambia 1800.034
Williamson, G. [828], Zambia 1800.041
Zambia 1800.050
Zambia 1800.053
Bullock, A.A. [1410], Zambia 22977.000
Wild, H. [4459], Zimbabwe 24754.000
Williamson, G. [401], Zambia 32592.000
Brummitt, R. [9142], Malawi 32593.000
Renvoize, S.A. [2090], Tanzania 33060.000
Richards, H.M. [16564], Malawi 33065.000
Williamson, G. [707], Zambia 33127.000
Zambia 33128.000
Williamson, G. [706], Zambia 33152.000
Williamson, G. [687], Zambia 33158.000
Williamson, G. [804], Zambia 33182.000
Richards, H.M. [22929], Zambia 33201.000
Williamson, G. [234], Zambia 33796.000
Zambia 33946.000
Williamson, G. [834], Zambia 33948.000
Zambia 33995.000
Williamson, G. [628], Zambia 33998.000
Zambia 34022.000
Williamson, G. [664], Zambia 34089.000
Williamson, G. [308], Zambia 34411.000
Williamson, G. [765], Zambia 34415.000
Williamson, G. [239], Zambia 34451.000
Du Puy, B. [MB104], Madagascar 56374.000
Hermans, J. [29/14], Madagascar 64543.000
Holmes, W.D. [0125 or 0124], Zambia 75904.000
Brunt, M.A. [671], Cameroon K000106559

First published in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 214 (1800)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2001). Orchidoideae (Part 1) Genera Orchidacearum 2: 1-416. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 262. Nom. cons.
  • in Vet.-akad. Handl. Stockholm, ser. 2, 21: 214 (1800)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 21: 214 (1800), nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Vet. Acad. Handl. Stockholm, ser. 2, 21: 214 (1800), nom. conserv.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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