Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Orchids on the Dorset coast

Stop whatever you are doing and get down to the Purbeck coast in Dorset where the early flowering orchids are at their best this weekend. The photograph above shows Ophrys sphagodes (Early Spider Orchid)  and the coast from Durlston Head to Dancing Ledge is the UK’s largest population of the species. The Early Spider Orchid […]


365 days of orchids – day 481 – Cymbidium aliofolium

After yesterday’s Vanda ampulacea we have another Sikkim lowland species today in Cymbidium aliofolium. We have seen several very large plants in the forests of Sikkim and Assam from 100m to 800m altitude. Many plants in the wild are enormous and can circle a large tree with their long lived, tough, thick leaves and extensive root […]