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.
- Guarianthe bowringiana (O'Brien) Dressler & W.E.Higgins
- Guarianthe patinii (Cogn.) Dressler & W.E.Higgins
- Guarianthe skinneri (Bateman) Dressler & W.E.Higgins
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 - AOS.org)
I saw this plant at the SCOS show in 2015.