Plectrelminthus caudatus
     When we saw a picture of one of these in bloom, it was immediately added to our “wish list”. Plectrelminthus is a monotypic genus, widespread in Africa. They were once called angraecums (not a huge surprise) but are more closely related to aerangis. They prefer it warm and humid but need to dry out between waterings. A loose bark mix works well, or they can be plaqued.

I’ve read that they’re fragrant...and if it’s like most in the subtribe, it’s a wonderful sweet fragrance in the evening and at night. I hate admit it, but I didn’t go to the greenhouse after dark to check...it was NOT fragrant during the day.