Warrea bidentata plate
Warrea bidentata plate from
Lindenia Iconographie des Orchidées

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Zygopetalinae
Genus: Warrea
Lindley 1843
Type Species
Warrea warreana

Warrea abbreviated as Wra. in horticultural trade, is a small South American genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae), subfamily Epidendroideae.


This genus is distributed from Mexico To Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela and Brazil


Plants in this genus have a pseudobulb surrounded by several internodes, surrounded by a sheath and veiny leaves. The flowers have a single column with four pollina, a stipe and a viscidium.


Keep plant cool to warm temperatures. Keep plant in shade to moderate light. Potting media should not be allowed to dry out. Keep moist but not soggy. Water about every five to seven days. Plants should be potted in a well drain mix with medium fir bark with some perlite or in tree fern fibers. Plant is best grown in a basket


The genus was named after the F. Warr an English orchidist

Species Edit

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