Xylobium ornatum (Klotzsch) Rolfe 19121956 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower? Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Common Name The Ornate Xylobium

Flower Size 1.25" [3.1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a medium sized epiphyte with oblong-ovoid, 5 to 8 grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, plicate, oblong, acute, gradually cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, robust, 6" [15 cm] long, 20 to 24 flowered, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, long-acuminate, black punctulate floral bracts and carrying flowers that are large for the genus.

Synonyms *Maxillaria ornata Klotzsch 1855; Xylobium latilabium C.Schweinf. 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960 as X latilabium; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994 as X latilabium; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 30 1841 - 1904 Brieger 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 399 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as X latilabium drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 photo fide to the first photo; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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