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Family: ORCHIDACEAE 

 Satyrium shirense
 

Photo by Paul Latham.

  
Author:  Robert Allen Rolfe 1898
Family:  Orchidaceae
Habitat:  Malawi, Zambia
Soil:  Sand-Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  30 (90) centimetres
Flower:  Creamy - White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Paul Latham.

   This member of the Orchidaceae family was given this name by Robert Allen Rolfe in 1898. It is only found in Malawi and Zambia, growing in sand or another well drained soil with some water and some sun. The bulbs can grow to five centimetres, the leaves from fifteen to 45 centimetres and the inflorescent with the white to cream coloured flowers to 90 centimetres.