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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania (Ukwama Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A terrestrial herb 1–2 dm. high.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubers subglobose, the size of a pea.
Morphology Stem
Stem erect, with 2 or 3 leaves near the base and a few sheaths.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 6–7 altogether, the lowermost probably sheath-like, the middle 2–3 ovate, acute, 2–3 cm. long and 1 cm. broad, the upper 3 sheath-like.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 3–5 cm. long, 6–15-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile, very small, yellow; ovary 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals deflexed, united to one another in the basal part.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Lateral sepals shortly elliptical, obtuse, 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals shorter than sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip globose with a narrow mouth, 2 mm. long and broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spurs 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma quadrate, papillose.
Habitat
Dry upland grassland; 2500 m.
Distribution
known only from the type gathering T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Satyrium miserum Kraenzl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Goetze, W. [899], Tanzania K000390227 isosyntype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 284 (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: 284 (1901).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0