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Mini-Show Results July 9, 2017

Cactus of the Month: Epiphytic Cactus. Succulent of the Month: Bromeliaceae (other than Tillandsia).

Photography by: Laurel Woodley
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Laurel Woodley – Rhipsalis crispata
2nd: Gary Duke – Lepismium cruciforme ssp. cavernosum

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Abromeitiella brevifolia
2nd: Laurel Woodley – Dyckia choristaminea ‘Frazzle Dazzle’
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Dyckia remotiflora
3rd: Jim Hanna – Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ hybrid

Intermediate Cactus

1st: William Wilk – Lepismium cruciforme
2nd: William Wilk – Rhipsalis salicornioides
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Schlumbergera truncata
3rd: Dale LaForest – Pfeiffera boliviana

Intermediate Succulent

1st: William Wilk – Dyckia beatae
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Hechtia epigyna
3rd: William Wilk – Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ hybrid

Novice Cactus

1st: Sally Fasteau – Schlumbergera ‘Caribbean Dancer’

Novice Succulent

1st: Ted Johnson – Aechmea pittieri
2nd: Ted Johnson – Aechmea nidularioides
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Cryptanthus

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • Abromeitiella [a-bro-mite-tee-EL-luh]
    Named for Johannes Abromeit, 18th century German botanist.
  • Aechmea [EEK-mee-uh, EK-mee-uh]
    From the Greek aikhme, meaning point of a spear.
  • boliviana [boh-liv-ee-AH-nuh]
    Of or from Bolivia.
  • brevifolia [brev-ee-FOH-lee-uh]
    Short leaves.
  • cavernosum [kav-er-NOH-sum]
    Full of cavities.
  • crispata [kriss-pah-ta]
    Having a wavy edge.
  • Cryptanthus [krip-TAN-thus]
    Hidden flower.
  • 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).
  • Hechtia [HEK-tee-uh]
    Named for Julius Gottfried Conrad Hecht, 19th century counsellor to the King of Prussia.
  • Lepismium [le-PIS-mee-um]
    From the Greek lepis (scale) or lepisma (peel); refers to the scales surrounding the areoles.
  • pittieri [pit-ee-ER-ee]
    Named for Henri Francois Pittier, 20th century Swiss botanist and biologist who collected in Venezuela.
  • remotiflora [re-mo-tee-FLOR-uh]
    Flowers apart from each other, presumably on stems.
  • Rhipsalis [RIP-sa-lis]
    From the Greek rhips (wicker-work, plaiting) referring to the pliable branches.
  • salicornioides [sal-eye-korn-ee-OY-deez]
    Resembles Salicornia, (from the Greek sal, salt and cornus, horn; referring to the hornlike branches of the saline plants).
  • Schlumbergera [shlum-BER-ger-uh, shlum-ber-GER-uh]
    Named for Frederic Schlumberger, 19th century French gardener and cacti collector.
  • truncata [trunk-AH-tuh]
    Cut off.
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