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Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Jfdocampo, Nov 7, 2018.
Guarianthe aurantiaca. Common synonym is Cattleya aurantiaca.
These plants can bloom when very small but the plant will continue to grow into a very large specimen.
Is this a Dendrobium? Found another file picture of what I think is the same orchid from Costa Rica https://costa-rica-guide.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/IMG_8596.jpg
Apparently Lankester Botanic Gardens has a world class orchid collection and does a lot of research. The (link) picture I posted is from that garden I am pretty sure.
Alison, your link does show the same species but it isn't a Dendrobium. It is a Guarianthe (Cattleya) aurantiaca. It does grow in Costa Rica but Dendrobiums don't grow in the Americas.
Looks like you were typing your post while I was .
Thanks to all.
Awesome botany Kelly. Thanks so much for the name, the colour of the flower is fantastic.
Thanks also Jfdocampo for all the great pictures.