WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 204 – Oncidium multistellare (Odontoglossum multistelare)

This is a cool growing species found in cloud forests at around 2000m altitude from Ecuador to Peru. The plant produces branched spikes of attractive flowers each summer and a small plant produces a lot of flower for its size. This is one of the species of Odontoglossum that has been included in Oncidium by […]

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Workshop week – Bristol University Botanic Gardens

On Tuesday we had the pleasure of a visit from Bristol University Botanic Garden staff, Claire, Vicki and Pat. Pat is the horticultural trainee and Claire on an apprenticeship. The orchid project team gave whistle stop training in everything orchid including laboratory propagation (seed sowing and re-plating) pollinating to produce seed, and all aspects of […]

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365 days of orchids – day 201 – Stanhopea graveolens

Stanhopeas are a highpoint in our summer greenhouse with their wonderfully fragrant large flowers. The flowers last for a few days but while they are out they are magnificent. Stanhopes graveolens is a Central American species. We have seen related species in Costa Rica growing in wet evergreen forest around 1000m. This gives something of […]

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