Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Stelis emarginata ‘yellow’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1993

This is our lovely yellow form or Stelis emarginata. From a distance the flowers of this species look similar to yesterday’s Pleurothallis gracillima and Pleurothallis costaricensis from the day before but close up the difference is clear with today’s species producing the triangle of three sepals typical of Stelis species. Stelis emarginata is native to […]


Meiracyllium trinasutum – 365 days of orchids – day 1993

This little miniature from Central America hasn’t features in 365 days since 2019. Meiracillium trinasutum is a small growing member of the Cattleya family and the name means three nosed Meiracyllium which we rather like. The species is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows on trees and rock at around 1000m. Its […]


Dendrochilum abreviatum – 365 days of orchids – day 1992

  The Summer and Autumn are our peak seasons for flowers on our dendrochilums. While most orchids flower from mature growths there are some like dendrochilums that flower with the new growths in our warm Asia section we have dendrochilum spikes showing on many species. Dendrochilum abbreviatum has very large (for a dendrochilum) flowers and […]