Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Trichoglottis pusilla – 365 days of orchids – day 1164

This species won miniature orchid of the year, 2019, in our public vote, and I understand why. The plants are tiny (5cm across) and the flowers are relatively large and wonderfully striped. Trichoglottis pusilla is native to Java where it grows in rain forest from 1000 to 2000m altitude. We grow this species mounted in Warm Asia […]


Masdevallia lucernula – 365 days of orchids – day 1161

   For a second day running we have a small growing Masdevallia and this one is astonishing. Several Masdevallia species have very bright flowers but M. lucernula must be our brightest species and with its scarlet tubular flowers positively glowing against its dark green leaves. The name means little lantern which a great name to […]