Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Satyrium coriifolium

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 Satyrium coriifolium   Satyrium coriifolium
 Satyrium coriifolium


Coastal sands and clayey mountain foothills, often seen on roadsides


Sea level to 750m

Flowering time

August to December


Plants erect and 18-75cm tall. Leaves 2-4, partly erect to spreading, rather thick and leathery, purple-spotted towards leaf sheathing bases. Flowers largish and deeply hooded, bright orange to yellow, lip often tinged with red, scent absent to fairly pungent. Spurs 9-12mm long. The comparitively large and sturdy plants are often pollinated by lesser-collared, orange-breasted and malachite sunbirds, pollinia attaching themselves to the bird's beak. coriifolium meaning 'with leathery leaves' refers to the texture of the plants leaves

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 22