Guarianthe skinneri plate
Guarianthe skinneri from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
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


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.

Species Edit

Natural HybridsEdit


PDF iconGuaranthe, A generic Name for the Cattleya skinneri Complex (Lankesteriana 2003)


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