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Mini-Show Results August 13, 2017

Cactus of the Month: Ariocarpus. Succulent of the Month: Sedum, Pachyphytum, Sempervivum.

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Ariocarpus fissuratus
2nd: Gary Duke – Ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus
2nd: Gary Duke – Ariocarpus agavoides
3rd: Jim Gardner – Ariocarpus fissuratus
3rd: Laurel Woodley – Ariocarpus retusus var. furfuraceus

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Gardner – Sedum frutescens
2nd: Laurel Woodley – Sedum dendroideum ‘Colossus’
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Sedum rubrotinctum
3rd: Jim Gardner – Sedum hernandezii

Intermediate Cactus

1st: William Wilk – Ariocarpus trigonus
2nd: William Wilk – Ariocarpus fissuratus
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Ariocarpus fissuratus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: William Wilk – Sedum oxypetalum
2nd: Mike Short – Sempervivum arachnoideum
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Sempervivum tectorum ‘Greenii’
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Sedum morganianum

Novice Cactus

1st: Bernard Johnson – Ariocarpus fissuratus
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Ariocarpus fissuratus
3rd: Jim Tanner – Ariocarpus trigonus

Novice Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Pachyphytum compactum

LATIN LOOKUP – Loquerisne Latine (Do you speak Latin)?

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • agavoides [ah-gav-OH-id-eez, ah-gav-OY-deez]
    Like the genus Agave.
  • arachnoideum [a-rak-NOY-dee-um]
    Spider’s web.
  • Ariocarpus [ar-ree-oh-KAR-pus]
    From the Greek aria (sorb) and karpos (fruit), referring to the similarity to the fruit of the Ario genus.
  • compactum [kom-PAK-tum]
  • dendroideum [den-DROY-dee-um]
  • fissuratus [fis-zhur-RAY-tus]
    From the Latin fissura, to split or crack.
  • frutescens [froo-TESS-enz]
    Becoming shrubby; see also frutescans.
  • furfuraceus [fur-fur-AH-see-us]
    With a meal or scurf.
  • hernandezii [her-nan-DEZ-ee-eye]
    Named for Fernando Hernandez, 16th century plant collector in what is now Mexico.
  • kotschoubeyanus [ ]
    Named for Prince Kotschoubey, Russian prince and patron of horticulture.
  • morganianum [mor-gan-ee-AY-num]
    Named for Dr. Meredith Morgan, who first grew the species.
  • oxypetalum [oks-ee-PET-al-um]
    Sharp petals.
  • Pachyphytum [pak-ee-FY-tum]
    Thick plant.
  • retusus [re-TOO-sus]
    Rounded and notched tip.
  • rubrotinctum [roo-broh-TINK-tum]
    Red-dyed, because the leaves turn red in full sun.
  • Sedum [SEE-dum]
    Sedentary, to sit.
  • tectorum [tek-TOR-um, TEK-tor-um]
    Referring to roof.
  • trigonus [try-GOH-nus]
    Three-cornered, triangular.
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