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Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Phalaenopsis chibae – 365 days of orchids – day 1941

Our next Phalaenopsis species is this delightful miniature species with charming 1cm flowers. Phalaenopsis chibae is a recent discovery, first described in 1996, and rather unusual with its cute, chirpy little yellow and red flowers – quiite the oposite of supermarket Phalaenopsis. It is fairly closely related to the Himalayan Phalaenopsis deliciosa (below) which both […]

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Phalaenopsis speciosa ‘green’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1940

We are delighted to be enjoying several seedling Phalaenopsis flowering this week (all new to 365 days of orchids). The first is Phalaenopsis speciosa ‘green’ . It is a small growing species will large waxy flowers that are also very fragrant. The scent reminds me of a sweet spicy soap – lovely. Phalaenopsis speciosa is […]

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Bulbophyllum collettii – 365 days of orchids – day 1938

We have another Bulbophyllum species today (lucky us) – Although closely related to yesterday’s Bulbophyllum guttulatum the flower of Bulbophyllum collettii is very different with the lateral sepals elongated into a long tube like structure at the bottom of each flower. Bulbophyllum collettii is native to forests from India to Northern Thailand. Its intricate flowers […]

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