Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Satyrium odorum

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 Satyrium odorum   Satyrium odorum
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 Satyrium odorum


Sandy to humus-rich soils, sometimes partly shaded, in shelter of rocks and bushes


Lower altitudes

Flowering time

August to October


Plants robust up to 50cm tall. Leaves 2-6, spreading and fleshy with a transition to sheaths above. Inflorescence moderately dense bearing pale-green to yellowish flowers sometimes with a purple-brownish tinge, strongly pungent-scented especially at night. The lip sac-like with a narrow entrance. Spurs slender 13-18mm long standing a little away from the ovary. Inflorescences often eaten by rock hyraxes.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 26