AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Satyrium monophyllum Kraenzl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 284 (1901).
Description:
Tuberidiis oblongis ovatisve 2 cm longis, caule tenui 1o—25 cm alto, folio in ima basi semper unico hurnistrato ovati-cordato obluso vel brevi-acutalo, bracteis in scapo 4—5, infimo saepius paulisper majore ochreato acuto, ceteris lanceolatis acuminatis, spica brevi pauci—pluriflora (—12), bracteis ovali-lanceolatis, post anthesin deflexis flores aequantibus v. superantibus ; sepalis ligulatis , intermedio paulo angustiore quam lateralia; petalis etiam angustioribus linearibus omnibus basin usque liberis apice obtusis, labello galeato compressiusculo apice apiculo paulam reflexo aucto, calcaribus sensim attenuatis quam ovarium paulo longioribus tenuibus; toto flore hyalini-papilloso; rostello piano bipartito, partilionibus fere quadratis biapiculatisj stigmate piano, caudiculis perbrevibus. Flores pallide rubri, fauce rosei; sepala petala galea 3—4 mm, calcaria 10 mm longa.
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Habitat:
Distribution:
SW. Tanzania

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Botanical Drawing / Herbarium
satyrium monophyllum
Photograph copyright Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz Image used with kind permission.