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Mini-Show Results July 10th 2016

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Lobivia chrysochete
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Lobivia species
3rd: Gary Duke – Echinopsis ‘Stars and Stripes’ Paramount hybrid

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Pachypodium succulentum var griquense
2nd: Jim Hanna – Pachypodium brevicaule w/ lamerei
3rd: Dale La Forest – Pachypodium geayi

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Echinopsis chamaecereus, Peanut Cactus
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Lobivia arachnacantha
3rd: Jade Neely – Lobivia hybrid

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Jade Neely – Pachypodium succulentum x bispinosum
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Pachypodium saundersii
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Pachypodium lamerei

Novice Cactus

1st: Mike Short – Echinopsis densispina
2nd: Judy Unrine – Echinopsis densispina
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Lobivia saltensis

Novice Succulent

1st: Mike Short – Pachypodium lamerei
2nd: M.A. Bjarkman – Pachypodium lamerei
3rd: Judy Unrine – Pachypodium

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • bispinosum [by-spin-OH-sum]
  • brevicaule [brev-ee-KAW-lee, brev-ee-KAW-lay]
    Short stem.
  • chamaecereus [kam-ay-KER-ee-us, kam-ay-SER-ee-us]
    From the Greek chamai (ground) and cereus (wax candle, torch).
  • chrysochete [kris-oh-SHAY-tee]
    From the Greek chrysos (gold) and chaite (long hair).
  • densispina [dens-ih-SPIN-uh]
  • Echinopsis [ek-in-OP-sis]
    From the Greek echinos (sea urchin or hedgehog) and opsis (like), referring to the plant’s resemblance to sea urchins.
  • geayi [GAY-ee]
    Named for French collector Geay.
  • lamerei [la-MER-ee-eye]
    named after La Mere.
  • Lobivia [low-BIV-ee-uh]
    Anagram of Bolivia, where the plant is native.
  • Pachypodium [pak-uh-PO-dee-um]
    Thick foot.
  • saltensis [sal-TEN-sis]
    Of or from Salta, a province in northern Argentina.
  • saundersii [son-DER-see-eye]
    Named for the botanist who discovered it in South Africa in the late 1800s.
  • succulentum [suk-yoo-LEN-tum]
    Succulent, fleshy.
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