WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Masdevallia ludibundella – 365 days of orchids – day 1977

We haven’t featured this wonderful little masdevallia species since 2019 which seems very remiss of us. Masdevallia ludibundella is a miniature masdevallia with large dramatic flowers. The species comes from Colombia and enjoys the cool wet conditions that most of our masdevallias enjoy in the Cool Americas section of the greenhouse. The flowers are long […]

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Prosthechea prismatocarpa – 365 days of orchids – day 1976

Prosthechea prismatocarpa is a large growing member of the cattleya family. The species produces long spikes of dramatic flowers that are butterfly pollinated with the pink section of the lip the perfect shape for a large butterfly to grab hold of. We have seen Prosthechea prismatocarpa growing in Costa Rica where we found it in […]

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Podangis dactylocerus – 365 days of orchids – day 1975

We have some lovely small growing African orchids including this floriferous species. Podangis dactylocras, a small fan shaped species widespread across tropical Africa from Angola in the south to Sierra Leone in the West and Tanzania in the East. The moth pollinated flowers are white (a common character in African orchids) and produced on short […]

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Phalaenopsis fimbriata – 365 days of orchids – day 1974

Phalaenopsis fimbriata is on of our Sarawak species and reminds us of the wonderful mountain forests we explored there in our 2019 expeditions. Phalaenopsis fimbriata is reported growing on semi shaded limestone cliffs between 790 and 1300m. We came across this special habitat in Mulu National Park and found Paphiopedilum sanderianum growing near the top […]

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