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.

Mozambique: 10 taxa.

Satyrium breve

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
breve RolfeMSDescription, Image
chlorocorys RolfeMSDescription, Image
flavum la Croix[NrEnd][VU]MS
kitimboense Kraenzl.NDescription, Image
longicauda Lindl.MSDescription, Image
macrophyllum Lindl.Z,MSDescription, Image
neglectum Schltr. var. neglectum MSDescription, Image
sphaerocarpum Lindl.M
trinerve Lindl.TDescription, Image
volkensii Schltr.MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Satyrium:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Satyrium
Flora of Malawi: 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 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Satyrium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=421, retrieved 3 March 2024

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