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Xylobium


Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Bifrenariinae
Alliance:
Genus: Xylobium
Lindley 1825
Type Species
Xylobium variegatum


Xylobium, abbreviated Xyl in horticultural trade, is a genus of plant in family Orchidaceae. It contains about 31 species native to tropical America.

Distribution[]

Plants are found from Mexico to Brazil

Description[]

Plants have elongated pseudobulbs with around three leaves.

Culture[]

Grow in diffused bright light and keep in cool to intermediate temperatures. Keep humidity from 40 to 70%. Water regularly during growing season. The potting media should be a little moist in between waterings. To prevent rot, avoid water from touching leaves. Reduce watering during the winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.

Naming[]

The plants are named after its woody stems.

Species[]

  • Xylobium aurantiacum Schltr., 1918.
  • Xylobium bractescens (Lindl.) Kraenzl., 1908.
  • Xylobium buchtienianum Kraenzl., 1908.
  • Xylobium chapadense (Barb.Rodr.) Cogn., 1898.
  • Xylobium coelia (Rchb.f. & Warsz.) Rolfe, 1912.
  • Xylobium colleyi (Bateman ex Lindl.) Rolfe, 1890.
  • Xylobium corrugatum (Lindl.) Rolfe, 1889.
  • Xylobium cylindrobulbon (Regel) Schltr., 1918.
  • Xylobium dusenii Kraenzl., 1911.
  • Xylobium elatum Rolfe, 1913.
  • Xylobium elongatum (Lindl. & Paxton) Hemsl., 1884.
  • Xylobium flavescens Schltr., 1913.
  • Xylobium foveatum (Lindl.) G.Nicholson, 1887.
  • Xylobium hyacinthinum (Rchb.f.) Gentil, 1907.
  • Xylobium hypocritum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, 1912.
  • Xylobium leontoglossum (Rchb.f.) Benth. ex Rolfe, 1889.
  • Xylobium miliaceum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, 1912.
  • Xylobium modestum Schltr., 1924.
  • Xylobium ornatum (Klotzsch) Rolfe,1912.
  • Xylobium pallidiflorum (Hook.) G.Nicholson, 1887.
  • Xylobium serratum D.E.Benn. & Christenson, 2001.
  • Xylobium stanhopeifolium Schltr., 1924.
  • Xylobium subintegrum C.Schweinf., 1944.
  • Xylobium subpulchrum Dressler, O2000.
  • Xylobium sulfurinum (Lem.) Schltr., 1918.
  • Xylobium truxillense (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, 1912.
  • Xylobium undulatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Rolfe, 1912.
  • Xylobium varicosum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe, 1895.
  • Xylobium variegatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Garay & Dunst., 1961.
  • Xylobium zarumense Dodson, 1980.
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