Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Satyrium retusum

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Sandy to wettish peaty black soils


Near sea level to 1700m

Flowering time

Often after fires, September to November, sometimes through to February


Plants slender to erect, 4-35cm tall, sometimes taller. Leaves 1-2 borne close to the ground, with a gradual transition to uppermost sheaths on the stem. Bracts narrowly ovate and acuminate(with a long, tapering tip). Flowers small, greenish to yellowish-white with deep red lines inside the lip, with faint punget-sweet scent. Spurs about 1-3mm long, sac-like to elongate.

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 29