Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Coelogyne x intermedia added to the shop

At Writhlington we grow 900 different orchid species and a small number of interesting primary hybrids. Coelogyne x intermedia (above)  is a natural hybrid between two of our favourite Coelogynes; Coelogyne cristata and Coelogyne flaccida (below). We have seen both species growing close together in Sikkim during our five school expeditions to this wonderful part […]


Coelogyne speciosum var. albicans – 365 days of orchids – day 1377

Another of our regular autumn orchids is this large flowered coelogyne with a magnificent hairy lip adapted for pollination by large bees. Coelogyne speciosum is native to Malaysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra where it is reported from 700-2000m altitude. This variety (albicans) has more white on the lip and a light green flower colour than […]