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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.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from Mexico to Brazil

DescriptionEdit

Plants have elongated pseudobulbs with around three leaves.

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

The plants are named after its woody stems.

Species Edit

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