Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Prosthechea prismatocarpa – 365 days of orchids – day 915

    Another lovely prosthecheas flowering today is Prosthechea prismatocarpa. This wonderful species from Central America is a large growing member of the cattleya family that produces long spikes of dramatic flowers. The flowers are butterfly pollinated with the pink section of the lip the perfect shape for a large butterfly to grab hold of. We […]


Bulbophyllum stenobulbon – 365 days of orchids – day 913

Another Bulbophyllum species today and a very different flower from yesterday’s Bulbophyllum guttulatum. Bulbophyllum stenobulbon is found through South East Asia and as far west as Assam. It produces masses of quite small flowers from the base of new and old pseudobulbs and so gives a lovely display. It is reported to grow as a […]