Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Dendrobium loddigessii – 365 days of orchids – day 1175

The wonderful thing about growing a range of orchid species is that every week old favourites come into flower and you get the chance to wonder at their beauty afresh. One of our favourite dendrobiums is this small growing but spectacular species from Laos, Vietnam and Southern China. Dendrobium loddigesii is semi deciduous and grows pseudobulbs no […]


Rhynchostele rossii – 365 days of orchids – day 1174

  We have some lovely members of the Oncidium family flowering this month and one that always flowers in March is the delightful miniature, Rhychostele rossii. This species is found in the cloud forests of Mexico and Central America, as far south as Nicaragua, from 2000-3000m altitude. As a result the species enjoys cool conditions […]


Dendrobium wardianum – 365 days of orchids – day 1171

 Dendrobium wardianum is a lovely species that usually flowers in April but has joined the early March flowering extravaganza we are experiencing at the moment.   Dendrobium wardianum is a pendulous plant with long psuedobulbs up to 100cm long. It comes from the Eastern Himalayas from Assam through to Vietnam where it is found from […]