[There is only one species, O.frutescens, whose anthers are coiled and open in response to the buzz of the wings of its pollinator, the carpenter bee] (Ch, AB)
Orphium frutescens (La) Sea Rose (Wf) Location: (F, K)
frutex, = a shrub, bush;
-escens, = indicates process of becoming, hence not fully achieved resemblance, often expressed by the termination ‘-ish’.
frutesco, = to put forth shoots, to sprout, become bushy.
(becoming shrubby) (ld, BL)