Dressler & W.E. Higgins (2003)
Guarianthe, abbreviated Gur. in the horticultural trade, is a small genus of epiphytic orchids, growing in wet forests in Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad. It was separated from the bifoliate Cattleyas in 2003, based on phylogenetic studies of nuclear DNA sequence data
- Guarianthe aurantiaca (Bateman) Dressler & W.E. Higgins - Widespread across much of Mexico, south to Costa Rica
- Guarianthe bowringiana (Veitch) Dressler & W.E. Higgins - Chiapas, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras
- Guarianthe patinii (Cogn.) Dressler & W.E. Higgins - Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad; naturalized in Ecuador
- Guarianthe skinneri (Bateman) Dressler & W.E. Higgins - from Chiapas south to Panama
- Guarianthe × guatemalensis (T. Moore) W.E. Higgins = Gur. aurantiaca × Gur. skinneri - Chiapas, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- Dressler and Higgins: "Guarianthe, a Generic Name for the “Cattleya” skinneri Complex" Lankesteriana 7(2003)37—38 
- van den Berg et al.: "A Phylogenetic Analysis of Laeliinae (Orchidaceae) based on Sequence Data from Internal Transcribed Spacers (ITS)of Nuclear Ribosomal DNA", Lindleyana 15(2)96—114. 2000. 
- Thouars, L-M.A. du Petit- (1809) Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences, publié par la Société Philomatique de Paris 1: 318.
- Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2009) Epidendroideae (Part two). Genera Orchidacearum 5: 71 ff. Oxford University Press.
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