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Xylobium variegatum

Xylobium variegatum.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Bifrenariinae
Genus: Xylobium
Species: Xyl. variegatum
Binomial name
Xylobium variegatum
(Ruiz & Pav.) Garay & Dunst. 1961

Xylobium variegatum is a species in the Xylobium genus.


Plant blooms in spring and fall with many 1.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found in Costa Rica, French Guiana, Surinam, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 600 to 2300 meters


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.


Image Name Description
Xyl variegatum.jpg Xylobium variegatum variant Sepals and petals are white. lip is yellow and spotted.


Common Name: The Irregularly Spotted Xylobium


  1. Cyrtopera scabrilinquis Lindl. 1833
  2. Dendrobium carnosum C. Presl 1832
  3. Dendrobium squalens Lindl. 1823
  4. Dendrobium variegatum (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers. 1807
  5. Maxillaria scabrilinguis (Lindl.) Lindl. 1844
  6. Maxillaria squalens (Lindl.) Hook. 1829
  7. Maxillaria squalens var genuina Mutel 1840
  8. Maxillaria squalens var taffinii Mutel 1840
  9. Maxillaria supina Poepp. & Endl. 1836
  10. *Maxillaria variegata Ruiz & Pav. 1798
  11. Xylobium carnosum (C. Presl) Schltr. 1921
  12. Xylobium houttei Makoi ex Mutel 1840
  13. Xylobium scabrilingue (Lindl.) Schltr. 1913
  14. Xylobium squalens (Lindl.) Lindl. 1825
  15. Xylobium squalens var major Hoehne 1916
  16. Xylobium squalens var obscurum Cogn. 1902
  17. Xylobium squalens var stenopetalum Cogn. 1902
  18. Xylobium squalens var taffinii [Makoy] Cogn. 1902
  19. Xylobium supinum (Poepp. & Endl.) Schltr. 1913
  20. Xylobium taffinii Mackoy 1838