Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Phalaenopsis deliciosa- 365 days of orchids – day 1329

Continuing our miniature theme, today we have one of our smallest Phalaenopsis species with 8cm leaves and long flowering, pendulous, spikes of delicate 1cm flowers. This tiny flowered Phalaenopsis is one that we have seen growing in Sikkim in hot valleys in seasonally dry forests where it lives in shade and develops an extensive root […]


Platystele stenostachya – 365 days of orchids – day 1328

It seems a good time for another miniatures week, and where better to start than with this tiny growing and even smaller flowered platystele species. Regulars will know that we have lots of very small flowered orchids but this tiny orange flowered species from South and Central America is an extreme case of miniature. Platystele […]


Masdevallia paiveana (large form – 365 days of orchids – day 1326

Last month I featured the small growing variety of Masdevasllia paiveana (below) but today we have the large growing form with the plant that is 80cm across and lighter pink flowers. Masdevallia paiveana is native to Peru and Bolivia where it is found as an epiphyte in woodland around 2500m altitude. The large clone (top) […]