Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 208 – Pelatantheria insectifera

This species has grows as a climbing stem with alternate 4cm leaves and these interesting flowers produced from the stem. Pelatantheria insectifera is native to lowland forest in the Himalayas and South East Asia and we find it enjoys warm temperatures and drying out between waterings. The thick fleshy water storing roots indicate a dryish […]


365 days of orchids – day 207 – Odontoglossum crocidipterum (Oncidium crocidipterum)

Odontoglossum crocidipterum is a cool growing species native to wet montane forests above 2200m from Venezuela to Peru where it grows as an epiphyte in evergreen trees. The short sprays produce relatively large flowers and a well grown bulb will usually produce two spikes with up to six flowers on each spike. This plant is […]


365 days of orchids – day 206 – Odontoglossum uroskinneri (Rhynchostele uroskinneri)

This is a a dramatic species native to Central America that produces flower spikes up to 1m long that produces┬álarge flowers that open a few at a time over a long period. The flowers are 6cm across and long lasting and sweetly fragrant. The species is named after an Englishman George Ure Skinner who was […]