Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Trichoglottis rosea – 365 days of orchids – day 1907

The warm Easter weekend is bringing out the fragrance in our orchids and the sweet fragrance of Tricholglottis rosea is filling our Warm Asia Section. Trichoglottis rosea is the largest of our Trichoglottis species with alternate leaves along a thick stem, it has long lasting fragrant flowers, unusual in that they are produced in profusion […]


Abdominea minimiflora – 365 days of orchids – day 1904

Another April regular in our collection is Abdominea minimiflora. 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. This is habitat that we have explored extensively […]


Dendrobium harveyanum – 365 days of orchids – day 1903

Dendrobium is a wonderful genus with so many remarkable species. One of the more dramatic species Dendrobium harveyanum. This wonderful dendrobium is native to Southern China and South East Asia where it grows as an epiphyte at around 1100-1700m in seasonally dry forest. Dendrobium harveyanum is semi deciduous and flowers from new and old pseudobulbs […]