A stunning new orchid species from South Africa

Main report: New orchid species found in Cape region
(IOL (South Africa))

Scientific Paper: South African Journal of Botany.   
New Taxa: Satyrium liltvedianum
Categories: New Species | Plants
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A new orchid species has been discovered in the Kogelberg mountains of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. The striking and unusual plant was found on a rocky southeast-facing slope in shallow peaty soil derived from Table Mountain Sandstone. There is only a single population in the Steenbras Catchment area of the Kogelberg Mountains.

 

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