Xylobium bractescens (Lindl.) Kraenzl.1908

Inflorescence Photos by Hisanori Takeuchi Orchids of the World Website

Part shadeCool to cold Fall Winter

Common Name The Bracted Xylobium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia?, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1800 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non-foliaceous, scarious bracts and carrying 2 apical, plicate, linear-lanceolate, acute gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an, arising on a mature pseudobulb, erect, long-pedunculate, racemose, to 2' [60 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence that is close to, as long as or longer than the leaves.

Similar to X subintegrum but seems to differ in the less recurved lip apex and less raised calli on the lip

Synonyms Maxillaria bractescens Lindl. 1842

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 999 Dodson 1984 drawing drawing maybe; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 596 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok to good; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo pg 371 not = X subintegrum fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 pg 372 photo aff bractescens ok;