Xylobium elatum Rolfe 1913 Photo by R E Repasky and Atrium Biodiversity Information System Page

Part shade Spring

Common NameThe Beautiful Xylobium

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Junin Peru as a medium sized epiphyte with oblong-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, plicate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an ascending, to 3' [to 90 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence enveloped below by a few, spathaceous sheaths and has as long or slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photos ok; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 ok