Guarianthe, a generic name for the “Cattleya” skinneri complex


  • Robert L. Dressler Missouri Botanical Garden; Florida Museum of Natural History; Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Mailing address: 21305 NW 86th Ave., Micanopy, Florida 32667, U.S.A.
  • Wesley E. Higgins Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726, U.S.A.



Molecular systematics, the comparison of DNA sequences, has brought a continuing revolution to plant taxonomy. In most cases, the results are intu- itively reasonable, even when they demand changing long-known names. 


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Dressler, R. L., & Higgins, W. E. (2016). Guarianthe, a generic name for the “Cattleya” skinneri complex. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 3(2).

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