Native: a genus of about 41 accepted species found in Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and the Pacific Islands
Type: epiphytes; grow on trees in rainforests at low to moderate altitudes, usually in brightly lit situations where there is abundant air movement
Size: flowers are moderately small on a racemose inflorescence
Flowering: flowers are resupinate, relatively small, opening sequentially, stalked, lasting several days; flower in autumn, winter and spring; insect-pollinated, probably by native bees
Colors: cream, green, reddish or yellowish
Flowering stem: often pendent stems, strap-shaped leaves and many-flowered inflorescences, branching or unbranching
Growth pattern: monopodial
Pseudobulb: no pseudobulbs present
Roots: numerous, thick, elongate, much branched, mainly adherent
Known for: common name is Pineapple Orchid for its resemblance to a pineapple
History: genus described by Charles Gaudichaud-Beaupré in 1829; named after Pierre Robiquet, a French chemist who made important chemical discoveries, including caffeine and morphine

Petals are free, narrower than the sepals. Labellum fixed to the column base; obscure callus; column without a foot and two pollinia.