Satyrium longicauda var. jacottetianum (Kraenzl.) A.V.Hall, Contr. Bolus Herb. 10: 75 (1982).
Satyrium jacottetianum Kraenzl., Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 60: 390 (1915).
Differs from var. longicauda in its smaller spurs, 13-26 mm long; lateral sepals 4-7 mm long; lower bracts 4-7 mm broad; ovaries 6-12 mm long; and the flowering stem (18-) 26-42 (-63) cm high.
It grows in grassland, often in stony places, sometimes in marshy soils, at altitudes from 600 to nearly 3 000 m, chiefly between 1 300 and 1 900 m.
Flowering takes place in the later summer months, January to March, rarely as early as November or as late as May.
A revision of the southern African species of Satyrium. [A V Hall; Edmund A C L E Schelpe; Nicola C Anthony] 1982
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