Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 440 – Epidendrum parkinsonianum

   Our specimen plant of Epidendrum parkinsonianum is looking truly wonderful this week (just in time for Paris) It is a species we are particularly fond of since finding it in the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica where it grows at around 1200m altitude hanging on the trunks and main branches of trees near rivers. This […]


365 days of orchids – day 437 – Abdominea minimiflora

Minimiflora means ‘tiny flowered’ and this species lives up to its name. This miniature is found in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines and grows as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (on rocks) in hot lowland rainforest. The long lasting tiny flowers are about 1mm across with many produced in succession on a pendulous spikes […]