Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Maxillaria ochroleuca- 365 days of orchids – day 1954

This mass of flowers is the leading bulb of Maxillaria ochroleuca. As well as attractive and floriferous, the species is beautifully fragrant. This rewarding little species is found across South America where it grows both in hot lowland forest and cooler montane forest up to 1800m. The plant shown here grows in our Cool Americas section […]


Masdevallia wagneriana – 365 days of orchids – day 1952

Our second Masdevallia of the week is this little gem. Masdevallis wagneriana  is a small growing masdevallia species with 5cm leaves that produces lots of relatively large flowers which contrast beautifully with the glossy dark green leaves. The species is endemic to Venezuela where it grows in deep shade in forests from 1100-1800m altitude. We […]