Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Pleurothallis palliolata- 365 days of orchids – day 739

  Winter has really arrived with consecutive nights of heavy frost which feels right for January. In this weather our Cool Asia and Temperate Sections  become properly cool (10c and 7C respectively) giving the plants in these sections the seasonal difference and rest they enjoy. Our Cool  Americas Section (min 12C) is rather different as […]


Pleurothallis ruscifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 738

Another of our favourite Pleurothaliis species today with a species we have seen growing in Costa Rica. Pleurothallis ruscifolia is a medium sized plant that produces clusters of small creamy yellow flowers several times during the year. We found the species growing abundantly in cool wet forest in Costa Rica on the Poas volcano at […]


Pleurothallis sp. (Crocodeilanthe sp.) beaza – 365 days of orchids – day 737

We are massive fans of the diverse genus Pleurothallis and some of the species produce massive amounts of flower. This species is one we have yet to possitively identify (i will add a close up of a single flower once students return next week) but thanks to Mark Wilson who suggests it is a Crocodeilanthe […]