Published in Orchid. Mexico Guatemala 13 in 1838.
Basionym of Guarianthe skinneri (Bateman) Dressler & W.E.Higgins.
Also published in Dict. Icon. Orchid. Cattleya plate 30 in 1905 and Bot. Mag. 72: 4270 in 1846:
No colour that we can employ does justice to the brilliant rosy hue of this flower, justly named by Mr. Bateman in compliment to its indefatigable discoverer, Mr. Skinner, who detected it exclusively in the warm parts of Guatemala and along the shores of the Pacific.