Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Abdominea minimiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 1904

Another April regular in our collection is Abdominea minimiflora. Minimiflora means ‘tiny flowered’ and this species lives up to its name. The species is found in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines and grows as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (on rocks) in hot lowland rainforest. This is habitat that we have explored extensively […]


Dendrobium harveyanum – 365 days of orchids – day 1903

Dendrobium is a wonderful genus with so many remarkable species. One of the more dramatic species Dendrobium harveyanum. This wonderful dendrobium is native to Southern China and South East Asia where it grows as an epiphyte at around 1100-1700m in seasonally dry forest. Dendrobium harveyanum is semi deciduous and flowers from new and old pseudobulbs […]


Vanda coeruleascens – 365 days of orchids – day 1901

We are continuing our Vanda theme with our third Vanda species in a row. Vanda coerulescens (meaning blueish Vanda) a charming miniature Vanda with really unusual purple and white, long lasting, flowers on very long flower spikes for the size of the plant. Vanda coerulescens is native to dryish monsoon forests in the Western Himalayas […]