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
This genus is distributed through the wet forests in Central America and northern South America.
They are epiphytic orchids with two to three leave and a club shaped column with four pollina
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.
The genus is based on Guaria, a Costa Rican word for orchid, and the Greek anthe, or flower.
- Guarianthe aurantiaca (Bateman) Dressler & W.E. Higgins 2003
- Guarianthe bowringiana (Veitch) Dressler & W.E. Higgins 2003
- Guarianthe patinii (Cogn.) Dressler & W.E. Higgins 2003
- Guarianthe skinneri (Bateman) Dressler & W.E. Higgins 2003
- Guarianthe × guatemalensis (= G. aurantiaca × G. skinneri.) (T. Moore) W.E. Higgins 2003
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