Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Cleisocentrum gokusingii – 365 days of orchids – day 1490

We have two Cleisocentrum species and Cleisocentrum gokusingii is smaller growing and smaller flowered than Cleisocentrum merrillium (below) Both of these remarkable orchids are endemic to Mount Kinabalu, on Borneo, where they grows in wet evergreen forest between 1000 and 2000m. The species both have striking greyish, blue flowers with a purple stripe at the […]


Trichoglottis pusilla- 365 days of orchids – day 1488

It may be cold and wet outside the greenhouse but inside the greenhouse we have some extraordinary warm miniature orchids, including Trichoglottis pusilla Trichoglottis pusilla is a tiny species with a 5cm fan of dark green leaves and small sprays of relatively large flowers with delightful dark red stripes. Stripes are a common feature in […]


Dendrobium mohlianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1487

There is something particularly lovely about vibrant coloured flowers on grey winter days, and Dendrobium mohlianum really cheers the spirits with its star like orange flowers, each emphasised by their fine red picotee edging and dark red lip. Dendrobium mohlianum is a dramatic species native to the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu (A real […]