Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 482 – Guarianthe skinneri ‘alba’ (Cattleya skinneri ‘alba’)

I am surprised to see that this is the first time we have features the wonderful national flower of Costa Rica. In Costa Rica the species is known as guaria morada and when DNA evidence suggested that it should be moved from the genus Cattleya a new genus was created that reflected the Costa Rican […]


Orchids on the Dorset coast

Stop whatever you are doing and get down to the Purbeck coast in Dorset where the early flowering orchids are at their best this weekend. The photograph above shows Ophrys sphagodes (Early Spider Orchid)  and the coast from Durlston Head to Dancing Ledge is the UK’s largest population of the species. The Early Spider Orchid […]