Simon Pugh-Jones

Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

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, […]


Odontoglossum cristatum (Oncidium cristatum)- 365 days of orchids – day 1915

Today we have to feature our prize winning Odontoglossum cristatum. (Photographed here in Glasgow yesterday) This wonderful orchid has been in flower since January and with 15 flower spikes will still be in flower at the end of May.   We have had this species at Writhlington since 1996 and it is always a special […]