Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Terrestrial herb, 15 - 65cm. Foliage leaves on a separate sterile shoot. Leaves along the flowering stem sheathing. Inflorescence fairly dense with long, leaf-like bracts, often reddish. Flowers white, variably tinged with pink at the apices of the flower parts. Petals and sepals deflexed in older flowers. Lip forming a hood with a wide mouth; spurs 3-4.5cm, rarely 5cm long, mostly tucked behind the bracts.
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Derivation of specific name

longicauda: long-tailed, referring to the long spurs
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Distribution

Worldwide distribution

Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa.
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Ecology

Population Biology

Frequency

Common (in suitable habitats)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Satyrium longicauda

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Satyrium longicauda

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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