Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Stanhopea tigrina ‘nigro-violacea’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1315

This remarkable orchid with enormous flowers (possibly the heaviest of orchid flowers) is Stanhopea tigrina. The plant showed is a ten year old seedling from our school propagation laboratory (it has been well worth the wait) and the photo with my hand shows the majesty of these flowers. Stanhopea tigrina is a warm growing epiphytic […]


Phalaenopsis pulchra – 365 days of orchids – day 1313

A highlight of our warm Asia section is the startlingly bright pink flowers of Phalaenopsis pulchra. The flowers are unusually glossy – a real treat. This warm growing epiphytic species native to the Philippines, is a small plant which produces a few brightly coloured flowers successively on a short spike hat gives flowers  through the […]