Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Satyrium bicallosum


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 Satyrium bicallosum   Satyrium bicallosum
 Satyrium bicallosum   Satyrium bicallosum
 Satyrium bicallosum   Satyrium bicallosum

Habitat

Singly or in small groups in dry to damp sandy soils

Altitude

Near sea level to 1000m

Flowering time

August to November after fire

Description

Plants stout to slender and erect up to 35cm tall. Leaves near ground level, ovate, transition to upper sheaths gradual. Inflorescence dense with 6-150 dull white flowers tinged with green and with pale purple patches at the two lip entrances, faintly cheese-scented. Bracts spreading then incurved. Spurs pouch-shaped, 1mm long. The mouth of the flower almost completely divided vertically into two entrances by the descending lip. Flowers pollinated by fungus gnats. Satyrium meaning the 'two-horned satyr, half man, half goat' refers to the 2-spurs of the flower resembling a satyr's horns

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2017 / 3 / 27