Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Oberonia miniata – 365 days of orchids – day 1119

One of our most exciting orchids is this tiny species. Oberonia miniata 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 […]


Ludisia discolor – 365 days of orchids – day 1117

Most of the orchids we grow at school are epiphytes (grow on trees) but this Jewel orchid is a terrestrial (grows in the ground) and is quite commonly available. Jewel orchids include a large number of terrestrial orchids prized for their patterned leaves although several, like this species, have attractive flower too.   Ludisia discolor […]