Satyrium anomalum Schltr.

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Satyrium anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kudu Rd, Cumberland Valley, Nyanga

Satyrium anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kudu Rd, Cumberland Valley, Nyanga

Satyrium anomalum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kudu Rd, Cumberland Valley, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Satyrium minax Rolfe
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender terrestrial, up to 1 m. Foliage leaves on a separate shoot, flowering stem with sheathing leaves along the stem. Inflorescence long and narrow, up to 30 cm, many-flowered. Flowers cream to pale lilac, ovary and rhachis dark purple-red. Lip fleshy, forming a hood with a narrow mouth. Spurs 10-14 mm, curving upwards and diverging from each other.
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Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Tanzania.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 49.

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 69.

Grosvenor, R.K. (1976). A list of orchids indigenous in Rhodesia. Excelsa 6 Page 85.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 213.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 140. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 97.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 59 - 60. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 124.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 140.

Williamson, G. (1977). The Orchids of South Central Africa J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London. Pages 96 - 97. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Satyrium anomalum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Satyrium anomalum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Satyrium anomalum
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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: Species information: Satyrium anomalum., retrieved 13 June 2024

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