Satyrium microcorys Schltr.

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Status: Native
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Habitat: Seepage areas in montane grassland, usually among rocks.
Altitude range: 1900 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Feb - May
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania,northern Malawi and northeastern Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Wednesday 5 August 2015

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 335.

La Croix, I. & Cribb, P.J. (1995). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora Zambesiaca 11(1) Page 217.

La Croix, I. et al. (1991). Orchids of Malawi A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam Pages 142 - 143. (Includes a picture).

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

Summerhayes, V.S. (1968). Orchidaceae (Part 1) Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 207.

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Satyrium microcorys., retrieved 11 December 2023

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