Satyrium odorum

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Satyrium odorum (not my photo)

Common Name: The Scented Satyrium
Scented: yes, cloves
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: cold
Blooms: spring
Flower Size: 1.5cm

Found in the Western Cape in South Africa in the shelter of rocks and bushes in sandy soils at elevations around 30 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing terrestrial with 2 to 6 spreading, fleshy, gradual to abrupt transition to sheathing leaves above that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 50cm long, 2 to 45 flowered inflorescence with recurved, large, lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, clove-scented flowers.


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