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Orchid Species: Cattleya skinneri

Kew currently accepted name is Guarianthe skinneri

Cattleya skinneri is an orchid species identified by Bateman in 1839. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Guarianthe skinneri.
Genus
Cattleya (C.)
Grex
skinneri
(traditional Sander nomenclature)
Parents
Species
Author
Bateman
Year
1839
ORIGIN: From Chiapas state of Mexico to Costa Rica as a medium sized, bifoliate epiphyte where it is found in humid forests on tree trunks and branches or terrestrial-lithophyte on granite cliff banks at altitudes of 200 to 2300 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, bifoliate epiphyte with fusiform to clavate pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong to elliptic, obtuse to acute leaves that blooms in the winter through spring and occasionally in the fall on a terminal, to 5 1/2 [13.75 cm] long, usually erect, few to many [4 to 15] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and subtended by a large green, spathiform basal sheath and carries slightly fragrant flowers that often open not all at once.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 1/2 inches [8.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Guarianthe Gur skinneri 2003 (Bateman) Dressler & W.E.Higgins
Add+ Cattleya C deckeri 1855 Klotzsch
Add+ Cattleya C laelioides 1852 Lem.
Add+ Cattleya C pachecoi 1943 Ames & Correll
Add+ Epidendrum Epi huegelianum 1861 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Guarianthe Gur skinneri f. rosea
Add+ Guarianthe Gur skinneri f. semialba
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Gur. skinneri 'Casa Luna' (10 awards from 1993 to 2017) Gur. skinneri 'Heiti Jacobs' (5 awards from 1981 to 2019) Gur. skinneri 'Weihe' (4 awards from 2016 to 2017) Gur. skinneri f. alba 'Gables' (3 awards from 1961 to 1966) Gur. skinneri 'Casa de Campo' (2 awards from 2016 to 2017) Gur. skinneri 'Doctor Pizarro' (2 awards from 2016 to 2017) Gur. skinneri 'Wössen' (2 awards from 2015 to 2016) Gur. skinneri 'Angela' (2 awards from 1975 to 2005) Gur. skinneri 'Marsh Hollow' (2 awards from 1997 to 1999) Gur. skinneri 'Ken' (2 awards from 1982 to 1984) Gur. skinneri 'Roberts' (2019) Gur. skinneri 'Alejandro / La Amistad' (2019) Gur. skinneri h.f. coerulea 'Juan Jose Zuñiga' (2019) Gur. skinneri 'Celina Brenes' (2019) Gur. skinneri f. alba 'Elisa Rojas' (2019) Gur. skinneri 'Margarita R / La Amistad' (2019) Gur. skinneri f. alba 'Carlos Magdiel' (2019) Gur. skinneri h.f. albescens 'Dr. Peña Chavarria' (2019) Gur. skinneri 'Kili' (2018) Gur. skinneri 'Alejandro Rodríguez' (2018)
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