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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A terrestrial herb 8–15 cm. high.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubers ovoid, obtuse, 10–12 mm. long, 8 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Stem
Stem, with 2 basal leaves, otherwise leafless.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subopposite, ovate, acute, rather fleshy, 2 cm. long, 1.5–1.8 cm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, 3–15-flowered; bracts ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, 6–7 mm. long, shorter than the ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers carmine with darker stripes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals free to the base, 4.5–5 mm. long. Intermediate sepal obovate-oblong, lateral sepals and petals narrower, obovate, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip somewhat convex, constricted above the middle with the apex widened above, with crenulate margins, 4.5–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spurs cylindrical, obtuse, equalling the lip.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma large, cushion-like, thick.
Habitat
In low woodland; 1500 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Satyrium kermesinum Kraenzl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Goetze, W. [1439], Tanzania K000390229 isosyntype
Leedal, G.P. [s.n.], Tanzania K000390231

First published in Orchid. Gen. Sp. 1: 945 (1901)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Kraenzl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 283 (1901).
  • Kraenzl., Orch. Gen. et Sp. 1: 945 (1901)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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