Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Satyrium
Family: Orchidaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
parviflorum
NOTES

A tuberous geophyte to 30 cm which is sometimes leafless at flowering. The elliptic to broadly ovate leaves are borne 2-4 on a separate shoot and have deflexed bracts. Some leaves are basal and others enfold the stem.


AUTHORITY
Swartz
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Many small green or cream fragrant flowers are borne in a lax or dense raceme and the petals dry soon after anthesis. The lip has a small entrance
Colour: Green
Common Name
Devil orchid
Satyr orchid
Ground orchid
Habitat
NOTES: Found along the road near Galpin
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Charms
Used as love charm emetics and to ward off evil
Sexual treatments
Unspecified use
Months
December
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Diplecthrum parviflorum
Satyrium aphyllum
Satyrium cassideum
Satyrium eriostomum
Satyrium lydenburgense
Satyrium tenuifolium
Satyrium wilmsianum



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