Guarianthe skinneri

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Guarianthe skinneri
Cattleya skinneri0.jpg
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Guarianthe
G. skinneri
Binomial name
Guarianthe skinneri
Synonyms [1]
  • Cattleya skinneri Bateman
  • Cattleya laelioides Lem.
  • Cattleya deckeri Klotzsch
  • Epidendrum huegelianum Rchb.f.
  • Cattleya pachecoi Ames & Correll
  • Cattleya skinneri var. albaRchb.f.
  • Cattleya skinneri f. alba(Rchb.f.) Schltr.
  • Guarianthe deckeri(Klotzsch) Roeth
  • Guarianthe skinneri f. alba(Rchb.f.) Christenson

Guarianthe skinneri is a species of orchid. It is native to Costa Rica; from Chiapas to every country in Central America. [1]

Guarianthe skinneri is the national flower of Costa Rica, where it is known as guaria morada. Was referenced as Cattleya skinneri as the earlier name by James Bateman in 1839. The range of G. skinneri extends from the southern Mexican border into Costa Rica where it is the national flower. [2]

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