Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 620 – Pleurothallis loranthophylla

Regulars to 365 days of orchids will know that we have a large collection of pleurothallis species many of which give a dramatic display of small flowers. Pleurothallis loranthophylla is one of the most rewarding and produces really pretty flowers in long pendulous spikes and a profusion of flowers. Pleurothallis loranthophylla is native to wet […]


365 days of orchids – day 619 – Dendrobium fairchildiae

This is a very large growing Dendrobium native to the Philippines and one of the stars of the Greenhouse in September. The species grows pendulous pseudobulbs more than 2m long that become deciduous before flowering over a period of several years. The flowers are produced simultaneously on old bulbs aged from around two to five years […]


365 days of orchids – day 618 – Bulbophyllum fascinator

This is another remarkable Bulbophyllum species with large flowers that have intriguing fillaments of bright purple pink attached to the petals and sepals. This was one of our focus species on Thursday as the species is native to lowland forests in Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and the Philippines and so of special interest to our visitors […]


Full programme announced for Science and Conservation Symposium at the British Orchid Show and Congress

A highlight of the British Orchid Congress and show is the British Orchid Congress – Science and Conservation Symposium that includes lectures exploring a wide range of orchid research. Speakers include a number of early career scientists and the event is expected to generate some lively debate!  The Congress runs from Friday 2nd November to Sunday […]