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Mini-Show Results August, 2019

Cactus of the Month: Variegated Cactus. Succulent of the Month: Variegated Succulent.

SCCSS 2019 August - Winner Open Cactus - Maria Capaldo - Epithelantha micromeris
Winner Open Cactus
Maria Capaldo
Epithelantha micromeris
SCCSS 2019 August - Winner Open Succulent - Maria Capaldo - Dyckia hybrid
Winner Open Succulent
Maria Capaldo
Dyckia hybrid
Intermediate Cactus No Entry
SCCSS 2019 August - Winner Intermediate Succulent - Dale LaForest - Hechtia epigyna
Winner Intermediate Succulent
Dale LaForest
Hechtia epigyna
SCCSS 2019 August - Winner Novice Succulent - Martha Bjerke - Dyckia fosteriana
Winner Novice Succulent
Martha Bjerke
Dyckia fosteriana

[Ed: Sorry no photo of Novice Cactus Winner – Matt Straup – Epithelantha micromeris]

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Maria Capaldo – Epithelantha micromeris
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Epithelantha micromeris

Open Succulent

1st: Maria Capaldo – Dyckia Hybrid
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Dyckia Hybrid
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ Hybrid
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Dyckia Hybrid
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Dyckia platyphylla

Intermediate Cactus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Dale La Forest – Hechtia epigyna
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Dyckia Hybrid
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Dyckia Bill Baker Hybrid
3rd: Anita Caplan – Dyckia
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Dyckia ‘Silverado’ Hybrid

Novice Cactus

1st: Matt Straup – Epithelantha micromeris

Novice Succulent

1st: Martha Bjerke – Dyckia fosteriana
2nd: Ted Johnson – Dyckia ‘Rosetips’
2nd: Ted Johnson – Dyckia ‘South Bay’ cv. Tibor
3rd: Ted Johnson – Dyckia 800
3rd: Jim Tanner – Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from http://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/

  • Dyckia [DY-kee-uh, DIK-ee-uh]
    Named for Prince Joseph Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck, 19th century botanist and author of book on succulents.
  • epigyna [ep-ih-GY-na]
    From the Greek epi (over) and gyne (ovary).
  • Epithelantha [ep-ith-el-LAN-tha]
    From the Greek epi (upon), thele (nipple), and anthos (flower); nipple-like flowers.
  • fosteriana [fos-ter-ee-AY-nuh]
    Named for Mulford Bateman Foster, 20th century American horticulturist who provided many specimens to the botanist Lymen B. Smith.
  • Hechtia [HEK-tee-uh]
    Named for Julius Gottfried Conrad Hecht, 19th century counsellor to the King of Prussia.
  • platyphylla [plat-TY-fil-uh]
    Broad leaved.
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