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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A terrestrial herb 1.5–2.5 dm. high.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubers ellipsoid or ovoid, ± 2 cm. long.
Morphology Stem
Stem slender, with a single basal leaf and several sheaths along its length.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaf adpressed to the ground, ovate, heart-shaped, obtuse or shortly acuminate; sheathing leaves 4–5, the lowest larger and looser than the others, acute, others lanceolate, acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence short, up to 12-flowered; bracts erect at first, deflexed later, ovate-lanceolate, equalling or longer than the flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale red with a rose-coloured throat.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ligulate, obtuse, the intermediate shorter than the laterals, 3–4 mm. long, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals linear, narrower than the sepals but ± the same length; all tepals free to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip helmet-shaped, compressed, with a short reflexed apex, 2-spurred at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spurs gradually tapering, slender, 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma flat, rostellum flat, 2-partite, the lobes almost quadrate with 2 apicula.
Habitat
Grassland; 1900 m.
Distribution
T7 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Satyrium monophyllum Kraenzl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Polhill, R. [1561], Tanzania 3788.000
Goetze, W. [810], Tanzania K000390228 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

  • Kraenl. 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