Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Myrmecophylla tibicinis – 365 days of orchids – day 1928

Today we have to feature our Myrmecophylla tibicinis that won the trophy for best Laeliniea at yesterday’s Devon show. WMyrmecophylla tibicinis reminds us of our school expeditions to Guatemala and Belize The plant above is out smaller clone but still a big orchid with two majestic spikes over 1m long and large beautiful flowers. Another […]


Devon Orchid Show

We are having a great time at the Devon orchid show in Budleigh Salterton. Well done to our student team for a stunning display despite only having two hours to turn a van full of plants into a showcase of Orchid diversity. The sales table is looking great too – Thanks Agnes for getting that […]


Bulbophyllum auricomum – 365 days of orchids – day 1927

Orchids can be spectacular in different ways. Bulbophyllum auricomum is the national flower of Myanmar and features in traditional songs and literature as well as in buddhist traditions. Its name refers to its golden lip and as the plants grow high in the tree tops the flowers represent purity. We first came across the species […]