Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 42 – Dendrochilum javieriense

  Our first Dendrochilum of our orchid year is a species from the Philippines, Dendrochilum javieriense. It produces masses of red flowers arranged along upright but arching spikes about 30cm long – a similar length to the dark green narrow leaves. We find this species enjoys growing damp and well shaded in our warm Warm Asia […]


365 days of orchids – day 41 – Cymbidium iridiodes

This species is the third Cymbidium from Sikkim to feature in 365 days of orchids. It is a large growing plant with flowers much smaller than Cymbidium hookerianum and lacking the delicate elegance of Cymbidium erythraeum but its flowers are remarkable for their distinctly red colouring and this species has been used in breeding to […]