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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe (Chimanimani Mountains).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Terrestrial herb 40–50 cm high.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves 2, appressed to the ground, 5–9 × 5–7 cm, ovate or ± orbicular, apiculate, rather fleshy; stem with 8–10 sheathing, imbricate leaves c. 7–8 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 5–9 × 6 cm, fairly laxly 3–7-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel and Ovary
Ovary and pedicel 17–24 mm long, slightly curved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts erect, 20–40 mm long, elliptic, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals ± deflexed, joined in the basal quarter to the petals and lip, all obscurely toothed at apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Median sepal 15.5–17.5 × 3.5–5 mm, oblong, rounded; lateral sepals similar but 5–6.5 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 16–17 × 6–8 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, lacerate on apical margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip erect, ± orbicular, the apex recurved, fimbriate, in all 18–19 mm long, 14–16 mm wide when spread out.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spurs 11.5–14.5 cm long, pendent, slender, tapering from a base 2.5–3 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 10.5 mm high, ± straight; stipe c. 6 mm long; stigma 3 × 6 mm; rostellum mid-lobe 1.6 × 3 mm, side lobes much shorter.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Satyrium mirum Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Ball, J.S. [561], Zimbabwe 29774.000 Unknown type material
Ball, J.S. [561], Zimbabwe K000416077 holotype
Ball, J.S. [561], Zimbabwe K000416076 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 20: 170 (1966)

Accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
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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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