Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Abdominea minimiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 851

One of the smallest orchids flowering this week is this Asian miniature. Minimiflora means ‘tiny flowered’ and this species lives up to its name. The species is found in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines and grows as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (on rocks) in hot lowland rainforest. The long lasting tiny flowers are […]


Dendrobium farmeri – 365 days of orchids – day 850

We have another of the dramatic dendrobiums in flower this week with Dendrobium farmeri. This species is similar to Dendrobium thyrsiflorum but with pinky petals and a yellow lip rather than white petals and a yellow lip. The flowers are often a little more closed than Dendrobium thyrsiflorum (see below for comparison) Dendrobium farmeri is found […]


Bulbophyllum collettii – 365 days of orchids – day 849

We have some amazing bulbophyllums flowering this week and the first we will feature is this deep red flowered species that was a hit at the London Show over Easter. Bulbophyllum collettii is native to forests from India to Northern Thailand. Its intricate flowers attract fly pollinators and a really worth a close look. Bulbophyllum […]