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Guarianthe

Guarianthe skinneri plate.jpg
Guarianthe skinneri from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Alliance:
Genus: Guarianthe
Dressler & W.E. Higgins 2003
Type Species
Guarianthe skinneri


Guarianthe abbreviated as Gur. in horticultural trade, is a small genus of epiphytic orchids. It has been separated from Cattleya based on phylogenetic studies with DNA sequence data

Distribution[]

This genus is distributed through the wet forests in Central America and northern South America.

Description[]

They are epiphytic orchids with two to three leave and a club shaped column with four pollina

Culture[]

Plants should be grown in warm temperature with bright light. Water about twice a week in the summer and reduce to once a week as winter approaches. Plants can be grown in a well drain coarse mixture of bark and perlite or mounted.

Naming[]

The genus is based on Guaria, a Costa Rican word for orchid, and the Greek anthe, or flower.


Species[]

Natural Hybrids[]

Resources[]

PDF icon.pngGuaranthe, A generic Name for the Cattleya skinneri Complex (Lankesteriana 2003)


References[]

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