Xylobium serratum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Dodson

Common Name The Serrated Xylobium [refers to the saw toothed veins on the inner surface of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1525 meters as a medium sized, cool growing caespitose epiphyte or terrestrial with narrowly ovoid, lightly sulcate with age pseudobulbs mostly enveloped by a large scarious sheath and carrying 2 apical, linear-lanceolate, long acuminate-tapered, attenuate below into the channeled petiolate base leaves taht blooms in the winter on a basal, short, peduncle to 2.8" [7 cm] long, mostly concealed by 4, close, distichous, bracts, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence with opaque yellow flowers with the column and lateral lobes of the lip streaked with purplish brown and the mid lobe purplish brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 799 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014