Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Satyrium odorum
Common name - Ruiktrewwa
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Habitat Sandy to humus-rich soils, sometimes partly shaded, in shelter of rocks and bushes
Altitude Lower altitudes
Flowering time August to October
Description 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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