Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 572 – Dendrobium bracteosum var. tanii

This species is a reliable flowerer with very long lasting flowers. This species is small warm growing and has been listed as a new species Dendrobium tanii by some authorities but is generally considered a variety of Dendrobium bracteosum. Dendrobium bracteosum var tanii is a much more compact grower than other varieties of Dendrobium bracteosum […]


365 days of orchids – day 571 – Grammatophyllum scriptum

This is a large growing species with a wide natural range including¬†Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas, The Philippines, Sulawesi, the Solomon Islands, the Bismark Archipelago, Papua and New Guinea, Fiji and Santa Cruz Islands. The species is restricted to areas near the coast up to 100m and so enjoys a hot climate and […]


365 days of orchids – day 570 – Pleurothallis costaricensis

¬† This charming miniature pleurothallis is native to the cloud forests of Costa Rica (as the name suggests) and Panama up to 1800m. We find it thrives in low light in our Cool Americas section both mounted and potted where it produces its sprays of small bright yellow flowers sporadically throughout the year. We find […]


365 days of orchids – day 569 – Cattleya loddigesii

This seems to be Cattleya week with three species flowering in our Warm Americas section, Cattleya rex, Cattleya forbesii and this species. Cattleya loddigesii is a compact species found near the coast through southern Brazil and Argentina. It naturally grows in both shady and brightly lit conditions as a medium sized epiphyte or lithophyte. It […]