Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Dendrochilum oxylobum- 365 days of orchids – day 1943

We have the delicate flowers of Dendrochilum oxylobum for you today. Dendrochilum oxylobum is a species endemic to Borneo where it has been recorded from Kalimantan, Sarawak and Sabah. In Sarawak it has been recorded from Kuching district and this makes the species significant to us as we are working with the MRSM School in Kuching […]


Phalaenopsis chibae – 365 days of orchids – day 1941

Our next Phalaenopsis species is this delightful miniature species with charming 1cm flowers. Phalaenopsis chibae is a recent discovery, first described in 1996, and rather unusual with its cute, chirpy little yellow and red flowers – quiite the oposite of supermarket Phalaenopsis. It is fairly closely related to the Himalayan Phalaenopsis deliciosa (below) which both […]


Phalaenopsis speciosa ‘green’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1940

We are delighted to be enjoying several seedling Phalaenopsis flowering this week (all new to 365 days of orchids). The first is Phalaenopsis speciosa ‘green’ . It is a small growing species will large waxy flowers that are also very fragrant. The scent reminds me of a sweet spicy soap – lovely. Phalaenopsis speciosa is […]