Maxillaria xylobiiflora Schltr. 1929> Photo by M Werkhoven

Flower closeup Photo by and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas Website

Full shade HotCool SummerFallWinter

Common Name The Xylobium-Like Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua?, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, northern Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with small, ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, spathulate, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically, narrowing into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on an erect to horizontal, longer than the pseudobulb, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 # 9 1967; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 164 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 872 Dodson Drawing ok; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok