Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Myrmecophila humboldtii – 365 days of orchids – day 1983

This species is a July regular in the greenhouse. Like its close relative Myrmecophyila tibicinis, Myrmecophila humboldtii has long spikes (this one is 1.2m long) with large flowers towards the top that open sequentially. The flowers have a sweet fragrance and sugary liquid around the buds presumably to feed the ants with which the plant […]


Odontoglossum multistellare- 365 days of orchids – day 1980

Our orchid project students were the stars earlier in the week working with Dr David Roberts from Kent University, but today it this South American orchid species that is the star. Odontoglossum multistellare certainly lives up to its name and every summer produces branched spikes of attractive, star shaped, flowers, and a small plant produces […]