Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Stenoglottis longifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 1721

Our stenoglottis species are looking a picture this week (see below) with the massed flowers of Stenoglottis fimbraita and today’s feature orchid, Stenoglottis longifolia. The species is a robust grower with long dense spikes of pretty pink flowers This South African species also has the delightful habit of flowering from small plants, like the one […]


Bulbophyllum stormii – 365 days of orchids – day 1720

Bulbophyllum is a very diverse genus and several Asian species like this are very remnicent of orchids from the americas. The three large sepals on Bulbophyllum stormii give the flower a look very similar to smaller Masdevallia species we grow such as Masdevallia herradurae (below) indicating some interesting parallel evolution. Bulbophyllum stormii is native to […]


Cymbidium augustifolium (Cymbidium dayanum)- 365 days of orchids – day 1718

This wonderful deep red Cymbidium species is flowering again and we can celebrate both this year’s flowers and the seed pods from last year’s flowers together. We are expecting the seed pods to burst soon (a little over 12 months is usual for Cymbidium pods to mature) and we can’t wait to have large numbers […]