Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 361 – Cattleya loddigesii var.alba

We haven’t had snow this week but how is this for a white Christmas? Cattleya loddigesii is a bifoliate (two leaved) cattleya species from Brazil. The species grows near the Atlantic coast of Brail from 600-900m and was once common in the swampy forests along the regions rivers including the Rio Grande, Rio Tiete, Rio […]


365 days of orchids – day 360 – Pleurothallis secunda (Corrected to Pleurothallis lindenii)

One of the first pleurothallis species to arrive in our collection in the early 1990s was Pleurothallis secunda. This is a medium sized plant that each Christmas produces a multitude of short pendulous flower stems that carry up to ten quite large (1.5cm) red and white flowers. The species is found from Venezuela to Peru […]