Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 181 – Angraecum magdalenae

  This species from the mountains of central Madagascar is one of our most rewarding orchid species. The large waxy, pristine white flowers are wonderfully fragrant and currently fill its section with their intoxicating scent. The plant’s natural habitat is in leaf litter amongst quartzite boulders but we find the species enjoys a mossy basket where […]


365 days of orchids – day 178 – Maxillaria ochroleuca

This unusual Maxillaria species has flowers with long curling petals and a strong pleasant fragrance. The flowers are produced in profusion from last year’s pseudobulb each on individual stems. Looking at photos online this is a variable species which reflects its wide range across South America (Eastern Brazil to Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador) where it […]