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Orchid Species: Guarianthe aurantiaca

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Guarianthe aurantiaca is an orchid species identified by (Bateman ex Lindl.) Dressler & W.E.Higgins in 2003.
Genus
Guarianthe (Gur.)
Grex
aurantiaca
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Bateman ex Lindl.) Dressler & W.E.Higgins
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).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Broughtonia Bro aurea 1840 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi aurantiacum 1838 Bateman ex Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi aureum 1853 (Lindl.) Lindl.
Add+ Cattleya C aurantiaca 1840 (Bateman ex Lindl.) P.N.Don
Add+ Laelia L aurantiaca 1854 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Beer
Add+ Amalia Amalia aurantiaca 1846 (Bateman ex Lindl.) Heynh.
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