Guarianthe aurantiaca (Bateman ex Lindl.) Dressler & W.E.Higgins

Orange Guarianthe, Cattleya



Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Guarianthe

Category: Houseplant


Long slender pseudobulbs with two hard leaves. Bright orange flowers in clusters from sheaths between the leaves. Blooms in spring.


Published in Lankesteriana 7: 38 in 2003.

Basionym Epidendrum aurantiacum Bateman ex Lindl.

Native to Guatemala and Mexico.

Synonym Cattleya aurantiaca (Bateman ex Lindl.) P.N.Don - often referred to by this name.


Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Hybrids tend to have no fragrance. Dominates in flower shape, habit, number of flowers, strong color, slightly cupped flowers. Most are spring bloomers. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance -

My Experience: 

I saw this plant at the SCOS show in 2015.

Sources of Information

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