Guarianthe aurantiaca

C. aurantiaca

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Guarianthe
Species: Gur. aurantiaca
Binomial name
Guarianthe aurantiaca
(Bateman) Dressler & W.E. Higgins 2003

Guarianthe aurantiaca is a plant in the genus Guarianthe.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with two to eleven 2.5 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found in the montane forest of El Salvador and Mexico at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters


Plants should be grown in medium fir bark with partial to full sun. The plant should be grown in a intermediate to warm environment. Water approximately once a week. Plant can also be mounted.


Guarianthe aurantiaca red Guarianthe aurantiaca variant Sepals and petals are red, lip is red with several red spots
Guarianthe aurantiaca candida Guarianthe aurantiaca var. candida Sepals and petals are white, lip is white with a yellow patch
Guarianthe aurantiaca 'Lemon Tout' Guarianthe aurantiaca 'Lemon Tout' Sepals and petals are yellow, lip is yellow
Guarianthe aurantiaca red1 Guarianthe aurantiaca variant Sepals and petals are red, lip is red
Guarianthe aurantiaca Guarianthe aurantiaca variant Sepals and petals are orange, lip is orange with red spots


Common Name: Orange Guarianthe


  1. Amalia aurantiaca (Bateman ex Lindl.) Heynh. 1846
  2. Broughtonia aurea Lindl. 1840
  3. *Epidendrum aurantiacum Batem. ex Lindley 1838
  4. Epidendrum aureum Lindley 1853
  5. Cattleya aurantiaca [Bateman ex Lindley]P.N. Don 1840
  6. Laelia aurantiaca (Bateman ex Lindl.) Beer 1854