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Mini-Show Results February 12th 2017

SCCSS Mini-Show February 2017

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Melocactus conoideus
2nd: Gary Duke – Melocactus matanzanus
3rd: Gary Duke – Melocactus species

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Gardner – Haworthia viscosa
2nd: Jim Hanna – Haworthia truncata ‘Lime Green’
3rd: Jim Hanna – Haworthia comptoniana x emelyae major
3rd: Laurel Woodley – Haworthia magnifica var. splendens

Intermediate Cactus

1st: William Wilk – Melocactus ernestii
2nd: Jim Wood – Melocactus ernestii longispinus
2nd: Jim Wood – Melocactus matanzanus
3rd: Anita Caplan – Melocactus sp.
3rd: William Wilk – Melocactus azureus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Mike Short – Haworthia ‘Big Band’
2nd: Dale La Forest – Haworthia subregularis
2nd: William Wilk – Haworthia limifolia
3rd: Mike Short – Haworthia cooperi v. venusta (Alexandria)
3rd: Jim Wood – Haworthia retusa

Novice Cactus

1st: Terri Straub – Melocactus matanzanus
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Melocactus neomontanus
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Melocactus violaceus
3rd: M.A. Bjarkman – Melocactus matanzanus
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Melocactus conoideus

Novice Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Haworthia limifolia
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Haworthia
2nd: Jim Tanner – Haworthia cymbiformis v. ramosa
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Haworthia

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • azureus [a-ZOOR-ee-us]
    Sky blue.
  • comptoniana [komp-toh-nee-AH-nuh]
    Named for the Compton family of Newby Hall, Yorkshire.
  • conoideus [ko-NOY-dee-us, ko-no-ID-ee-us]
  • cooperi [koo-PER-ee]
    Named for Dr. James G. Cooper, 19th century geologist.
  • cymbiformis [sim-BIH-for-miss]
  • emelyae [EM-el-ee-ay]
    Named for Mrs. Emily Ferguson, 20th century plant collector in the Riversdale and Swellendam areas of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Haworthia [ha-WORTH-ee-a]
    Named for Adrian Hardy Haworth, 19th century British botanist.
  • limifolia [lim-ih-FOH-lee-uh]
    From the Latin limes (file), referring to the acicular or linear leaves.
  • longispinus [lon-jee-SPY-nus]
  • magnifica [mag-NIH-fee-kuh]
  • major [MAY-jor]
  • Melocactus [mel-oh-KAK-tus]
    From the Greek melo (apple-shaped melon) and cactus; refers to the shape of these cacti.
  • ramosa [ram-OH-suh]
  • retusa [re-TOO-suh]
    Rounded and notched tip.
  • splendens [SPLEN-denz]
  • truncata [trunk-AH-tuh]
    Cut off.
  • venusta [ven-NUSS-tuh]
    Beautiful, charming.
  • violaceus [vy-oh-LAH-see-us, vy-oh-LAH-say-us]
  • viscosa [vis-KOH-suh]
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