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Satyrium hallackii subsp. ocellatum (Bolus) A. V. Hall

Description

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Robust terrestrial herb up to 1 m tall. Leaves 8-10, lowest sheath-like, next 2-4 large, up to 28 × 7 cm, broadly lanceolate; remaining leaves much smaller, becoming bract-like along the stem. Inflorescence 10-24 cm long, fairly densely many-flowered. Bracts up to 25 mm long, reflexed. Flowers white, sometimes flushed with pink. Sepals and petals pointing forward. Lip convex, forming a wide-mouthed hood; spurs 30-65 mm long.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Satyrium hallackii Bolus
subsp. ocellatum (Bolus) A.V. Hall Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117650
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Subsp. ocellatum also occurs in Malawi and South Africa but the newly described subsp. ballii is restricted to Zimbabwe.
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Satyrium hallackii Bolus
subsp. ocellatum (Bolus) A.V. Hall Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=117650
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe