Satyrium muticum Lindl.
  • Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Satyrium muticum Lindl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000304808. Accessed on: 04 Jul 2020'

Diagnostic Description

The single viscidium is the most remarkable feature of the species.

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    Morphology

    Stout, tuberous geophyte to 35 cm. Leaves 1 or 2, adpressed to the ground, broadly ovate to orbicular, bracts deflexed. Flowers few in a dense raceme, pink, petals ivory with purple speckles, sepals 14-16 mm long, spurs minute, saccate or lacking.

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    Plants stout, (180-) 240-300 (-370) mm tall; leaves 1-2, adpressed to the ground, broadly ovate to orbicular, 30-90 mm long. Inflorescences moderately dense, 3-12-flowered; bracts becoming fully deflexed at anthesis, 2.2-2.7 times the length of the 9-14 mm long, winged to deeply ridged, ovary. Flowers pink, petals ivory with purple speckles along the midvein and lip with dark pink speckles inside. Sepals and petals: basal 1/4 united with the lip then decurved, sepals more so, narrowly oblong, 14-16 mm long, petals prominently papillose to lacerate, crisped, obtuse. Lip spurs absent to vestigial, up to 2 mm long. Anther loculi linked by a broad connective; viscidia of the pollinia united, discoid; stigma flap semi-orbicular, 2 mm long; rostellum 1 mm long, apex tridentate.

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    Habitat

    Moist slopes.

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    Relatively dry to moist slopes.

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    Distribution

    Heidelberg to Plettenberg Bay.

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    Knysna and Riversdale area of the Western Cape.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.
    • 2 Kurzweil, H. 2012. Orchidaceae. 177 - 197. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Kurzweil, H; Linder, HP. 1999. Orchids of Southern Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    Orchidaceae
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).