WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 314 -Oberonia miniata

  This is a miniature flowered species native to Thailand and Malaysia where it grows in lowland forest. This oberonia species grows pendulous growths each year with short overlapping leaves and long terminal flower spikes of tiny yellow flowers in whorls. Oberonia species are fascinating for their tiny flowers as well as their diverse growth […]

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365 days of orchids – day 313 – Oncidium manuelariasii (Odontoglossum manuelariasii)

   This is another of the species traditionally included in the genus Odontoglossum but now moved to Oncidium following genetic analysis. The species is endemic to Peru where it grows in cool forests at around 2600m. The species is fairly recently described and can also be found under the name Odontoglossum ariasii. The species is […]

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Seed sowing for year 7s

This afternoon the Mendip Propagation Lab was a hive of activity as the Orchid Project team sowed orchid seeds from recently harvested seed pods. Year 7s Naiya and Charlie learnt to sow seed for the first time and did a great job of doing this challenging work safely and accurately. Seed sowed today included some […]

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