Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Maxillaris sophronitis (small form) – 365 days of orchids – day 753

Maxillaria sophronitis is a humming bird pollinated species from wet forests in Colombia and Venezuela. It is found from 750m to 1500m altitude and so we grow it in our Cool America section. We have two very distinct clones of this species. The one in flower now is small growing with 4cm leaves and 1cm […]


Dryadella edwalii – 365 days of orchids – day 752

It is fortunate that the students in Orchid Project are observant or we could miss some spectacular events like the flowering of this miniature species.   Dryadella edwalii is a relative of Masdevallia is native to the Mata Atlantica cloud forests of Eastern Brazil. Students recorded Dryadella species on our 2005 expedition to Brazil on […]