Satyrium eurycalcaratum Van der Niet
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted high-altitude habitat specialist (EOO 812 km²), but not threatened.|
|South African endemic|
|Summit ridges of the Groot Swartberg and Kammanassie mountains.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Open sandy soils among rocky summit ridges, 1200-1800 m.|
|There are no known severe threats to this species. Most of its habitat is protected.|
This species is localized to specialized, high-altitude habitats, and flowering appears to be stimulated by fire. It most often occurs as small subpopulations of only a few plants, but is occasionally locally common (Van der Niet et al. 2011). The population is not suspected to be declining.
Van Der Niet, T., Liltved, W.R. and Johnson, S.D. 2011. More than meets the eye: a morphological and phylogenetic comparison of long-spurred, white-flowered Satyrium species (Orchidaceae) in South Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166(4):417-430.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Satyrium eurycalcaratum Van der Niet. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|