Simon Pugh-Jones

Website Role: administrator

Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Bulbophyllum tenellum – 365 days of orchids – day 1454

This bulbophyllum is a mini-miniature that is new to 365 days of orchids. Bulbophyllum tenellum has tiny species with 4mm bulbs and 1cm leaves with elegantly striped and relatively large 1cm flowers held on the thinnest of stems, a real treat. Bulbophyllum tenellum is endemic to Java where it grows from 1000-1700m where it will […]


Masdevallia guayanensis – 365 days of orchids – day 1453

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas …..” Yes a real treat this Christmas is the dreamy white downward facing flowers of this miniature Masdevallia. Masdevallia guayanensis (despite its name) is found in Venezuela, and northern Brazil as well as Guyana and grows as an epiphyte in moist forest at around 1800m altitude. The leaves are […]


Masdevallia pandurilabia – 365 days of orchids – day 1452

This pretty little Masdevallia is a reliable winter flowerer although it produces flowers on and off throughout the year. It is charming both for the little red spots and the cute crossed legged look of the sepaline tails. Masdevallia pandurilabia is a small growing species native to Peru, where it grows in cloud forest above […]