Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii – 365 days of orchids – day 931

Some of our summer flowering orchids have very short lived flowers but Dendrobium cuthbertsonii starts flowering in June or July and will still be in flower at Christmas. This beautiful miniature species is native to New Guinea where it grows as an epiphyte or lithophyte in mossy high mountain elfin forests. We find that the […]


Barbosella australis – 365 days of orchids – day 928

  The greenhouse is once again filled with a profusion of flowers on our many plants of Barbosella australis. This species is a real miniature with 5mm leaves along a creeping rhizome and relatively large flowers single produced in profusion. Barbosella australis is native to Southern Brazil (australis means ‘southern’ and doesn’t refer to Australia […]