Xylobium hyacinthinum (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1914 Photo by Orquidario Estaroes

Common Name The Hyacinth-Like Xylobium

Flower Size 1 2/5" [3.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela in dense forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with smooth, ovoid pseudobulbs that become rugose with age, subtended by 2 scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, plicate, petiolate, ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, several flowered, racemose inflorescence with inflated, acuminate floral bracts and fragrant flowers

Synonyms *Maxillaria hyacinthina Rchb. f. 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing hmm; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing hmm; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm; 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 hmm; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo hmm;