Guarianthe patinii (Cogn.) Dressler & W.E.Higgins

Patin's Guarianthe (Gur.), Patin's Cattleya (C.)

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Guarianthe

Category: Houseplant


Racemose inflorescence to 3' long with 4 to 8 flowers. Blooms in autumn.


Published in Lankesteriana 7: 38 in 2003.

Native to Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Colombia.

Basionym Cattleya patinii Cogn.

Synonym Cattleya skinneri var. parviflora Lindl. published in Bot. Mag. 82: 4916 in 1856.

Patin was a French orchid collector in the 1800s.


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