Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 110 – Dryadella edwallii

Yesterday we had Gomesa crispa from the Mata Atlantica forests of Eastern Brazil and here is another from the same region. Dryadella edwallii is a miniature orchid previosly included in Masdevallia. It is an epiphyte found in humid gullies amongst ridges at around 1300m where it will experience low light levels and constant damp surrounded […]


365 days of orchids – day 108 – Vanda curvifolium (Ascocentrum curvifolium)

This small growing species is found from Assam to South East Asia and we have seen the species growing in Laos in hot lowland forest in semi deciduous trees where it experiences a hot wet summer, a slightly cooler dry winter and a hot dry spring before flowering in April. It grown on the trunks […]