FZ.21. Satyrium Sw.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs, growing from tubers. Leaves ± basal on the flowering stem or on a separate shoot with sheathing leaves along the flowering stem. Inflorescence few to many-flowered; bracts often large and reflexed. Flowers non-resupinate. Petals and sepals similar, often partly united with the lip. Lip forming a hood with broad or narrow mouth, 2-spurred from the base; spurs rarely 0. Column inside the lip; pollinia 2.

Worldwide: Over 100 species, mostly in Africa, with 5 in Madagascar and 2 in Asia.

Malawi: 30 taxa.

Satyrium buchananii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
afromontanum la Croix & P.J. Cribb[End]S
amblyosaccos Schltr. N,SDescription, Image
anomalum Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image
breve RolfeN,SDescription, Image
buchananii Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image
carsonii Rolfe NDescription, Image
chlorocorys RolfeN,SDescription, Image
compactum Summerh.N,S
confusum Summerh.C,S
coriophoroides A. Rich.N,CDescription, Image
crassicaule Rendle N,SDescription, Image
ecalcaratum Schltr.S
hallackii Bolus subsp. ocellatum (Bolus) A.V. HallSDescription, Image
kitimboense Kraenzl.N,CDescription, Image
longicauda Lindl.CDescription, Image
macrophyllum Lindl.N,SDescription, Image
microcorys Schltr.N
monadenum Schltr. NDescription, Image
neglectum Schltr. var. neglectum N,SDescription, Image
oliganthum Schltr.N,S
orbiculare Rolfe NDescription, Image
paludosum Rchb. f.N,CDescription, Image
princeae Kraenzl. N
rhynchanthoides Schltr. N,C,SDescription, Image
riparium Rchb. f.N,CDescription, Image
sceptrum Schltr.NDescription, Image
shirense Rolfe [NrEnd]N,C,SDescription, Image
sphaeranthum Schltr.N
trinerve Lindl.N,C,SDescription, Image
volkensii Schltr.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Satyrium:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Satyrium
Flora of Mozambique: Satyrium
Flora of Zambia: Satyrium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Satyrium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Satyrium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Satyrium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Satyrium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Satyrium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Satyrium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Satyrium
JSTOR Plant Science: Satyrium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Satyrium
Plants of the World Online: Satyrium
Tropicos: Satyrium
Wikipedia: Satyrium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Satyrium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=421, retrieved 22 April 2024

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