Satyrium - Swartz


A predominantly African genus of about 100 species of terrestrial orchids with two species extending to Asia . Only one species is known to occur in India , also recorded from kerala .

1. Satyrium nepalense D .Don . Prodr. Fl. Nepal 26 . 1825 ; Wight 1844-45 : t. 929 ; J.D. Hook . 1890 : 168; Fischer in Gamble 1928 : 1476 ; Abraham & Vatsala 1981 : 210 : Joseph 1982 : 26 ; Seidenfaden in Matthew 1983 : 1568 ; Joseph 1987 : 30.

Satyrium wightianum Lindl., Gen.Sp. Orch. 340 . 1838; Wight 1851 : 11 .t. 1718.

Satyrium perrottetianum A. Rich., . Ann . Sci. nat. Bot. (Ser. 2) 15: 76 .T. 5B . 1841: 14.t. 1716.

Satyrium albiflorum A. Rich. , l.c.; Wight 1851: 15 .t. 1717.

Satyrium pallidum A.Rich. l.c. 77.. 1841.

This is a highly variable species with many colour forms

Occurrence: Trivandrum and Idukki Districts.

Distribution : From India , Sri Lanka to Nepal , Bhutan and Burma .

 

 
 

 

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