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Orchid Species: Guarianthe skinneri

Guarianthe skinneri is an orchid species identified by This is a natural hybrid in 2003.
Genus
Guarianthe (Gur.)
Grex
skinneri
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
This is a natural hybrid
Year
2003
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).
Most awarded/recent cultivars: C. skinneri f. albescens 'Costa Brava' (2005) C. skinneri var. albescens 'Lily' (1989)
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