Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Epidendrum ciliare- 365 days of orchids – day 1346

The Bank Holiday weekend has seen several members of the Cattleya family burst into flower, so expect some dramatic species over the next few days. We have several plants of Epidendrum ciliare coming into flower with their spidery green and white flowers. This species is found right through Central America and down through Colombia, Ecuador […]


Pleurothallis lynniana – 365 days of orchids – day 1344

Amongst our great diversity of flowering Pleurothallis species is this stunning species with grey green leaves and relatively large deep red, long lasting flowers. We frow the species mounted as the leaves hang vertically in a posture reminiscent of a vulture  – don’t you think. Pleurothallis lynniana is endemic to Ecuador and we find it […]


Elleanthus amethystinus – 365 days of orchids – day 1344

This interesting species is a terrestrial found from Venezuela to Peru that grows on open rocky slopes in cool montane forrest from 1500-2000m altitude. It produces long, thin, upright stems (ours are about 1m – 1.5m long) and these produce terminal flowers in little clumps (see photo below with Ruby). The weight of the flowers pull […]