Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 437 – Abdominea minimiflora

Minimiflora means ‘tiny flowered’ and this species lives up to its name. This miniature is found in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines and grows as an epiphyte (on trees) or a lithophyte (on rocks) in hot lowland rainforest. The long lasting tiny flowers are about 1mm across with many produced in succession on a pendulous spikes […]


365 days of orchids – day 435 – Polystachya bella

We have had the pleasure of coming across several Polystachya species during our expeditions to Rwanda and South Africa. Polystachya bella clearly shows the characteristic non-resupinate (upside down) flowers of the genus and produces long sprays of hairy golden flowers from the top of the most recent pseudobulb. The species is native to the Kenya […]