Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Capanemia superflua- 365 days of orchids – day 1964

Another Malvern Show  regular is Capanemia superflua. This very floriferous orchid is the larger of our Capanemia species, but still a miniature, with 4cm terete leaves and six cm spikes packed with pretty pink and yellow flowers. Capanemia superflua is native to south east Brazil and northern Argenitina where it grows as a epiphyte amongst […]


Odontoglossum hallii-elegans – 365 days of orchids – day 1961

Yesterday evening we had a visit from Keynesham Wildlife group and it was a treat to be able to share our diversity of flowering orchids with them, including this dramatic Odontoglossum species. Odontoglossum hallii-elegans is native to Ecuador and forms a large growing plant with long spikes of 8cm wide flowers. Odontoglossums have now been […]


Cattleya warneri – 365 days of orchids – day 1960

A second Cattleya to follow yesterday’s Cattleya purpurata is Cattleya warneri. Cattleya warneri is another Brazilian species and like Cattleya purpurata is  a unifoliate cattleya (one leaved). It has very typical cattleya flowers which are large and frilly. The plant is however much smaller that Cattleya purpurata. The species is endemic to Brazil where it […]