Satyrium paludosum Rchb. f.

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Satyrium paludosum

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Viphya Plateau

Satyrium paludosum

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Viphya Plateau

Satyrium paludosum

Photo: Margaret Westrop
Viphya Plateau

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Status: Native
Description:
Robust terrestrial herb 30–90 cm high; tubers ellipsoid, up to 2.5 cm long, hairy. Leaves 5–11 along the stem, lowermost 2–3 sheathing, the rest semi-erect, lanceolate, ribbed, 12–27 cm long, decreasing in size towards stem apex. Inflorescence pyramidal, 3–6 cm long, densely many-flowered. Flowers white, often with purple marks at base of petals and inside lip; bracts erect, up to 26 mm long, pale green. Sepals and petals projecting forwards, joined in basal half or third. Median sepal ligulate, 9–11 mm long; lateral sepals of similar length but about twice as wide, oblique. Petals similar to median sepal but slightly shorter and narrower. Lip 8.5–14 mm long, very convex with a projecting apex, wide-mouthed, hairy inside at base. Spurs saccate, 1–2.5 mm long, sometimes almost absent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: paludosum: of marshy places,
Habitat: Montane and boggy grassland.
Altitude range: 1300 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Content last updated: Sunday 6 January 2019
Literature:

Fibeck, W. & Dare, M. (1993). Terrestrial Orchids in Zimbabwe. Excelsa 16 Page 70.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Pages 223 - 224.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Page 149. (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 98.

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

Stewart, J. & Campbell, B. (1996). Orchids of Kenya Timber Press Inc, Portland Oregon, USA ISBN0-88192-357-5 Pages 157 - 158. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Satyrium paludosum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Satyrium paludosum
African Plant Database: Satyrium paludosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Satyrium paludosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Satyrium paludosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Satyrium paludosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Satyrium paludosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Satyrium paludosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Satyrium paludosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Satyrium paludosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Satyrium paludosum
Ispot Southern Africa: Satyrium paludosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Satyrium paludosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Satyrium paludosum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Satyrium paludosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Satyrium paludosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Satyrium paludosum
Tropicos: Satyrium paludosum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Satyrium paludosum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117710, retrieved 24 June 2019

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