Promenaea xanthina

Promenaea xanthina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Promenaea
Species: Prom. xanthina
Binomial name
Promenaea xanthina
Lindley 1843

Promenaea xanthina is a species of genus Promenaea


Plants bloom from spring to fall with one to two fragrant 5 cm flowers.


Plants are found in the montane forest of southern Brazil at elevations up to 1700 meters.


Plants are cool growing and require moderate lighting. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. On mature plants, with hold watering for one month during the winter.


Common Names: The Yellow Promenaea


  1. Eulophia crinita (P.N.Don) G.Don 1850
  2. Eulophia stenochila Steud. 1840
  3. Maxillaria citrina Don 1845
  4. Maxillaria guttata hort 1852
  5. Maxillaria lawrencei Kraenzl. 1895
  6. Maxillaria xanthina Lindley 1839
  7. Promenaea citrina Don 1845
  8. Zygopetalum citrinum [D.Don] Nicholson 1887
  9. Zygopetalum xanthinum [Lindley]Rchb.f 1864

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