Xylobium corrugatum (Lindl.) Rolfe 1889

Photo By Jorge Mario Munera

Another Angle

Photo By Andrea Niessen and her Orquideas del Valle Website

Another Angle

Photo By Arturo Carillo

FragranceFull shade to Cool LATER Winter and Again EARLY Summer

Common Name The Corrugatued Xylobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in wet premontane forests at elevations around 1600 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to narrowly ovoid, slighly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, plicate, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter and again in the early summer on a basal, erect to ascending, racemose, 5" [12.5 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Maxillaria corrugata Lindl. 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing good; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1992 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 ; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide