WSBEorchids

Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Podangis dactylocerus – 365 days of orchids – day 1975

We have some lovely small growing African orchids including this floriferous species. Podangis dactylocras, a small fan shaped species widespread across tropical Africa from Angola in the south to Sierra Leone in the West and Tanzania in the East. The moth pollinated flowers are white (a common character in African orchids) and produced on short […]

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Phalaenopsis fimbriata – 365 days of orchids – day 1974

Phalaenopsis fimbriata is on of our Sarawak species and reminds us of the wonderful mountain forests we explored there in our 2019 expeditions. Phalaenopsis fimbriata is reported growing on semi shaded limestone cliffs between 790 and 1300m. We came across this special habitat in Mulu National Park and found Paphiopedilum sanderianum growing near the top […]

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Aerides houlettiana – 365 days of orchids – day 1972

Another lovely summer flowering orchid is this wonderful Aerides from South East Asia. Aerides houlettiana is a flamboyant orchid that transports us to the forest of Southern Laos. Our expeditions to Laos in 2005, 2008 and 2011 allowed us the opportunity to explore the rich forests of the Bolaven Plateau where this species grew.We collected […]

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Phalaenopsis equestris – 365 days of orchids – day 1971

The Second Place Phalaenopsis (trade) award at Malvern went to our sweet little Phalaenopsis equestris. This miniature Phalaenopsis species is native to the Philippines and Southern Taiwan where it is reported growing as an epiphyte in lowland forest near streams. It is a compact plant, 15cm across, that produces lots of flower The small flowers […]

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