Satyrium chlorocorys Rolfe

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Satyrium chlorocorys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Rukotso

Satyrium chlorocorys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr summit of Rukotso

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Synonyms: Satyrium fallax Schltr.
Common names:
Status: Native
Terrestrial herb, usually 40 to 60 cm. Leaves on the lower flowering stem. Inflorescence fairly densely many-flowered. Flowers yellow-green; bracts reflexed. Lip forming a hood with a narrow mouth; sepals and petals curled under; spurs 8 - 20mm long. This species can be distinguished from the similar S. flavum by the somewhat larger size and the basal leaves not being pressed to the ground.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane grassland.
Altitude range: 1450 - 2350 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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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 Pages 140 - 141.

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

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Flora of Mozambique: Satyrium chlorocorys
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Satyrium chlorocorys
African Plant Database: Satyrium chlorocorys
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Satyrium chlorocorys
Plants of the World Online: Satyrium chlorocorys
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Wikipedia: Satyrium chlorocorys

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 chlorocorys., retrieved 23 April 2024

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