Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Masdevallia coccinea – 365 days of orchids – day 1920

Are masdevallia species have featured heavily lately and as May approaches we have the splendour of Masdevallia coccinea. Masdevallia coccinea is a very rewarding species and produces masses of large brightly coloured flowers in a range of colours including white, yellow, red and pink. It comes from Colombia and Peru where it grows in cool […]


Sobralia macrantha – 365 days of orchids – day 1918

In complete contrast to yesterday’s miniature Stelis species, we have had an explosion of gigantic flowers on our Sobralias. This enormous flowered orchid has always been a real favourite for students responsible for our Warm Americas section Sobralia macrantha is found from Mexico to Costa Rica where it grows as a terrestrial in leaf litter, […]