Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 325 – Restrepia cuprea

  This is a large flowered and floriferous restrepia that flowers several times a year and regularly puts on a really good display like the one this week. The species is endemic to Colombia and its name meaning ‘copper coloured restrepia’ accurately describes the very distinct colour of the flowers. We succeed with Restrepias mounted, […]


365 days of orchids – day 323 – Oncidium forbesii (Gomesa forbesii)

This beautiful Oncidium is a species we have seen growing in Brazil on our expeditions in 2000 and 2006. We found it growing at around 1100m on the tops of branches in good light on trackside trees in both primary forests and established secondary forest. The species flowers on young plants with just one or […]