Xylobium miliaceum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1912 Photo by Elma Munoz and The Orquideas del Peru Website

Full shade Fall

Common Name The ? Xylobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Bolivia and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs with evanescent basal sheaths and carrying 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, plicate, 3 veined, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a stiffly erect, stout, 12 to 14" [30 to 35 cm] long, densely 12 to 16 flowered racemose inflorescence with 3 to 4, elongate, triangular, acuminate bracts on the peduncle and triangular, subequal to the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms *Maxillaria miliacea Rchb.f. 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 798 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing ok;