Subfamily:
  Orchidoideae
Tribe:
  Diseae
Subtribe:
  Satyriinae
Genus: Satyrium:
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  • Cape Provinces, Southern Africa, Africa
Satyrium carneum (Pink Satyre) have sprung up in the burnt areas of Pringle Bay in large numbers.
A beautiful large species of orchid that can be 70cm tall! Just starting to flower on the sandy coastal flats.
Becoming an increasingly rare find and is considered Near-threatened due to habitat loss and harvesting!
Pollinated by the local sunbirds and the raceme of pink flowers is just beautiful.
Jenny Parson
  • Orchis carnea Aiton (1789)
  • Orchis foliacea Burm.f. (1768)