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Orchid Species: Guarianthe aurantiaca

Guarianthe aurantiaca is an orchid species identified by This is a natural hybrid in 2003.
Genus
Guarianthe (Gur.)
Grex
aurantiaca
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
This is a natural hybrid
Year
2003
ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 300 to 1600 meters in tropical and lower mountain rain forests on exposed rocks, or on trees in areas of extreme heat and cold.

DESCRIPTION: This stout, small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic and occasional lithophytic species has elongate, cylindric-fusiform, lightly compressed pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, fleshy, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate leaves with a rounded, retuse apex that flowers from late winter through spring on a terminal, 6 1/2 [16 cm] long, few to many [2 to 11] flowered, umbelliform inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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