Guarianthe skinneri

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Guarianthe skinneri
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Guarianthe
Species: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 Chiapas and to every country in Central America. [1]

Chiapas State of Mexico

Chiapas, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chiapas, is one of the 31 states that along with the federal district of Mexico City make up the 32 federal entities of Mexico. It is divided into 124 municipalities as of September 2017 and its capital city is Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Other important population centers in Chiapas include Ocosingo, Tapachula, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Comitán and Arriaga. It is the southernmost state in Mexico. It is located in Southeastern Mexico, and it borders the states of Oaxaca to the west, Veracruz to the northwest and Tabasco to the north, and by the Petén, Quiché, Huehuetenango and San Marcos departments of Guatemala to the east and southeast. Chiapas has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean to the south.

Central America central geographic region of the Americas

Central America is located on the southern tip of North America, or is sometimes defined as a subcontinent of the Americas, bordered by Mexico to the north, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The combined population of Central America has been estimated to be 41,739,000 and 42,688,190.

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

Costa Rica Country in Central America

Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometers. An estimated 333,980 people live in the capital and largest city, San José with around 2 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area.

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