Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 704 – Pholidota leveilleana

I noted last year that researching 365 days of orchids has thrown up a few surprises including the habitat of this species. We have come across several Pholidota species (that are closely related to Coelogyne) in Loas, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Some species are small and attractive, others are large and straggly but all have […]


365 days of orchids – day 703 – Dendrobium trinervium

This lovely miniature dendrobium is new to 365 days and is a species native to Thailand and Peninsular Malaya where it grows in warm lowland forest at around 100m altitude. In this habitat it will experience year round warm temperatures and little seasonal variation. It is not strongly deciduous though only seems to flower from […]


Sixth formers and primary school pupils make for a busy day at the Orchid Project

We had a fantastic morning in the greenhouse and propagation lab with the enthusiastic pupils of our local primary school (Peasedown Primary). I am very proud of the Orchid team from years 7-10 and 12 (year 11s have exams this week) who did a great teaching job with orchid activities including finding flowering species in […]