Most are epiphytes, but some are terrestrials with glossy, strap-like, plicate leaves, which are apical, oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, acute or acuminate. These orchids have a robust growth form. Their ovoid-conical pseudobulbs are deciduous.
They produce an erect, 60 centimeter-long, few-flowered to several-flowered, racemose inflorescence that grows laterally and is longer than the leaves. Their prominent bracts equal the length of the ovary. They are known for their fragrant, waxy, and long-lived flowers with multiple blooms in shades of green, purple, burgundy, and raspberry with several patterns.
They are known for their ease of culture and are much in demand as excellent cut flowers.
Plectranthus inselbergi (Lamiaceae) a new species from Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni) and Gabon, with notes on other Central and West African species of Plectranthus
Apr 01, 2006; Summary. Plectranthus inselbergi B. J. Pollard & A. J. Paton, is described from Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, illustrated and its...