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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 25–35 cm tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem with 2 basal leaves appressed to the ground, and 4–6 bract-like, sheathing leaves.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves 3.5–7 × 2–5 cm, the larger ± orbicular, the smaller ovate; stem leaves 2–4 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 7–9 × 1.5–2 cm, laxly 5–10-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 8–10 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts up to 15 × 9 mm at base of inflorescence, ovate, acute, not reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals and petals projecting then curved under, joined to each other and lip for about half their length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Intermediate sepal 6 × 0.6 mm, the free part 3 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, the apex rounded; lateral sepals similar but oblique and about twice as wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals similar to intermediate sepal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip 6–8 mm long, of similar width when flattened, very convex, somewhat overhanging the narrow mouth, the apex reflexed; spurs 14–18 mm long, slender, arched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column erect, 4 mm high with stalk 2 mm long; rostellum ± spade-shaped.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Satyrium flavum la Croix appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 15, 1993 Wild, H. [3600], Zimbabwe K000416142 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 48: 364 (1993)

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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