Xylobium sulfurinum (Lem.) Schltr. 1918

Inflorescence Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadecool LATE Spring Summer

Common Name The Sulfer-Colored Xylobium

Flower Size

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1300 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte from wet montane forests with slender, subterete, rarely cylindric-tapering pseudobubs carrying 1 to rarely 2, plicate, strongly veined, lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, 3.6 to 6" [9 to 15 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Maxillaria sulfurina Lem. 1848; Xylobium powellii Schltr. 1922; Xylobium sublobatum Schltr. 1923; Xylobium tuerckheimii Kraenzl. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as X tuerckheimii photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994; Die Orchideen lieferung 30 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 as X powellii; Algunas Orquideas de Oaxaca Suarez 2004 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2012 photo fide