Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Cymbidium lowianum ‘concolor’ – 365 days of orchids – day 814

Yesterday was the spring equinox and the greenhouse is now full of spring flowering orchids including this magnificent Cymbidium species. I think this will have to be Cymbidium week on 365 days as we have lots of species in flower and it is nice to showcase some of our iconic Himalayan species. Cymbidium lowianum is┬ánative […]


Botanical science

It was all action at lunch time today with Orchid Project refreshing thier knowledge of orchid botany starting with the parts of an orchid flower. Here is a dissected Cymbidium erythraeum. Can correctly identify the petals, sepals, lip column and pollinia? (Thanks to Emily) As well as being great fun this work is all part […]