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Satyrium buchananii Schltr.

Brief Summary

    Satyrium buchananii: Brief Summary
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    Satyrium buchananii is a species of ground orchid occurring from Tanzania to Southern tropical Africa. Like other Satyriums, it is a tuber geophyte.

Comprehensive Description

    Satyrium buchananii
    provided by wikipedia

    Satyrium buchananii is a species of ground orchid[1] occurring from Tanzania to Southern tropical Africa. Like other Satyriums, it is a tuber geophyte.[2][3]

    References

    1. ^ Schlechter, Rudolf. Die Orchideen. Pub. Berlin: P. Parey,1915. Download from: [1]
    2. ^ Satyrium buchananii Schltr., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 422 (1897)
    3. ^ The Plant List (2010). Version 1. Published on the Internet; [2] (accessed December 2013)

Distribution

    Distribution
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    D R Congo, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi: Nyika National Park, Mzimba, Mzuzu, Nkhotakota, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Dedza, Zomba.

Habitat

General Ecology

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Benefits

    Uses - food
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    This is an edible orchid. Its tubers are collected from the wild and prepared into a meatless sausage called chinaka. The chinaka is eaten as relish or just as a snack. The tubers are traded within Malawi and across Tanzania and Zambia.
    Uses - medicine
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    The orchid's tubers are used for the treatment of fontanelle, ringworms, abdominal pains, coughing, heart attack, eye sores, rheumatism and kidneys.