Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 632 – Dendrobium panduriferum

Our ‘lute-shaped dendrobium’ is in flower again. This delightful little dendrobium is native to Malaysia and South East Asia where it grows as an epiphyte in lowland forest from 250-600m altitude. It produces pendulous pseudobulbs and so we find it is well suited to a basket. The flowers form on short sprays from near the […]


365 days of orchids – day 629 – Masdveallia pachyura

The spectacular flowers in these photographs are from one of our favourite small growing masdevallia species. Masdevallia pachyura is a multi-flowered species found in cloud forests from 1000 to 3000m in Ecuador and Peru. As could be expected from its range it is a variable species but all have pretty little flowers and in our […]