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Mini-Show Results August 12, 2018

Cactus of the Month: Ferocactus, Leuchtenbergia. Succulent of the Month: Stapelia, Huernia, Orbea, etc.

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Jim Gardner – Ferocactus cylindraceus
2nd: William Wilk – Ferocactus glaucescens
2nd: Laurel Woodley – Ferocactus chrysacanthus
3rd: William Wilk – Ferocactus hamatacanthus

Open Succulent

1st: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Stapelia gigantea
2nd: William Wilk – Stapelia gigantea
2nd: William Wilk – Huernia zebrina
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Stapelia
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Stapelia farfan

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Bernard Johnson – Leuchtenbergia principis
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Ferocactus stainesii
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Ferocactus latispinus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Bernard Johnson – Hoodia pilifera
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Stapelia paniculata
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Hoodia pilifera

Novice Cactus

1st: Terri Straub – Ferocactus emoryi
2nd: Eric Scott – Ferocactus latispinus
2nd: Eric Scott – Ferocactus glaucescens
3rd: Eric Scott – Leuchtenbergia principis
3rd: Terri Straub – Ferocactus pottsii

Novice Succulent

1st: Martin Dorsey – Pseudulithos cubiformis
2nd: Diane Cottrell – Stapelia

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • cylindraceus [sil-in-DRAK-ee-us]
  • emoryi [EM-or-ee]
    Named for William Hemsley Emory, 19th century Army officer and Director of the Mexican Boundary Survey.
  • Ferocactus [fer-oh-KAK-tus]
    From the Latin ferus, (fierce) and cactus, referring to its heavy spines.
  • gigantea [jy-GAN-tee-uh, gy-GAN-tee-uh]
    Large, gigantic.
  • glaucescens [glaw-KES-kens]
    Becoming glaucous.
  • hamatacanthus [ham-at-uh-KAN-thus]
    From the Greek hamatus (hooked) and akantha (thorn or spine).
  • Hoodia [HOOD-ee-uh]
    Named for Mr. Hood, a 19th century English succulent grower.
  • Huernia [hew-ERN-ee-uh]
    Named for Justus Heurnius, 17th century Dutch missionary and botanist.
  • latispinus [la-TYE-spin-uss]
    Broad spines.
  • Leuchtenbergia [lewk-ten-BER-gee-uh, lewk-ten-BER-jee-uh]
    Named for 19th century Prince Maximillian Eugene de Beauharnais, who was then Duke of Leuchtenberg, Ober-Pfalz (Germany).
  • paniculata [pan-ick-yoo-LAY-tuh, pan-ick-yoo-LAH-tuh]
    Referring to the flower clusters (panicles).
  • pilifera [py-LIF-er-uh]
    Hair-bearing; having soft short hairs.
  • principis [PRIN-sip-iss]
    Distinguished, noble.
  • Stapelia [sta-PEL-ee-uh]
    Named for Johannes Bodaeus van Stapel, 17th century Dutch botanist and physician.
  • zebrina [zeb-REE-nuh]
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