Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Grammatophyllum scriptum – 365 days of orchids – day 1636

To follow yesterday’s Myrmecophylla tibicins we have another monster orchid today with flower spikes over 1m long with around 150 flowers each 4cm across and it makes a terrific sight. Grammatophyllum scriptum is a large growing species with a wide natural range including Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, The Philippines, Sulawesi, the Solomon […]


Maxillaria praestans – 365 days of orchids – day 1634

We happily describe Maxillaria preastans as our moist reliable maxillaria. Every summer the long lasting flowers add interest to greenhouse as well as being a regular species at previous summer shows such as Hampton Court Flower Show, Malvern International Orchid Show and the Bristol University Bee and Pollination event. What ever the show, people are […]


Brassavola tuberculata – 365 days of orchids – day 1633

Another of our summer orchid highlights is this wonderful Brazilian species. Brassavola tuberculata always flowers for the Malvern International Orchid Show that we have really missed this month. In 2018 it won Best Trade Sopecies at the show, an RHS Cultural award, and won RHS Orchid of the Year 2018. This terete leaved relative of […]