Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Phalaenopsis bastianii – 365 days of orchids – day 1896

First flowerings of species are always exciting, and today it is the turn of Phalaenopsis bastianii. This attractive species is small growing with glossy flowers reminiscent of Phalaenopsis fasciata (below) but with a different shaped lip. Phalaenopsis bastianii is native to the Philippine islands of the Sulu Archipelago running between Borneo and the Philippines – […]


Schomburgkia lueddemannii – 365 days of orchids – day 1895

  Last week we featured the lrge growing and spectacular Schomburgkia splendida and today we have the even larger and more spectacular Scomburgkia lueddemannii. The species grows a pair of thick leaves above stout pseudobulbs which together reach 60cm. The flower spike lengthen during the spring and produce a mass (more than 20) of large […]


Reserve giant orchid species for sale at the Glasgow Orchid Fair 23/24th April

We are looking forward to our drive up to Glasgow for this months Orchid Fair. We can squeeze in some monster orchid species for sale if anyone is interested in reserving them. Just send us a message on our ‘Contact us tab’ – first come first served, pay at the stand in Glasgow. Lealia superbiens […]


Leptotes bicolor – 365 days of orchids – day 1894

To follow yesterday’s Madagascan miniature orchid species we have this wonderful Brazilian miniature. Leptotes bicolor is a mass of flowers every April and a reminder of the remarkable orchids of the Mata Atlantica, Brazil. Leptotes bicolor is one of the species we found during our expeditions to Brazil in 2000 and 2006. We observed it […]