Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

An amazing begonia

Sometimes our tropical trips bring us into contact with some really rare plants and Begonia pulcherrima is one of those. Like Impatiens nyungwensis (see July 19th) this begonia is endemic to Nyungwe forest. It is only found in restricted areas in the west of the reserve including the swamp forest around Kamiranzovu where we found […]


Orchid workshops

Today we are running three workshops on orchids, propagation and conservation with Kitabi students. Zoe and Heather are training students to sow orchid seed in-vitro. Tom, Jacob and Amy are running a session on orchid life cycle, ecology and conservation. Maisha, Georgia, Ike and Devin are delivering a session on the parts of an orchid […]