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Mini-Show Results July 8, 2018

Cactus of the Month: Lobivia / Echinopsis. Succulent of the Month: Sansevieria.

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: William Wilk – Echinopsis ‘Galaxy’
2nd: William Wilk – Echinopsis ‘Frolic’
3rd: Gary Duke – Lobivia chrysochete

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Gardner – Sansevieria kirkii
2nd: William Wilk – Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Bantel’s Sensation’
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Sansevieria ‘Frosty Spears’
3rd: William Wilk – Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra ‘Coppertone’

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Sally Fasteau – Lobivia winteriana
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Echinopsis eyriesii
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Lobivia

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Sansevieria ‘Ed Eby’
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Sansevieria kirkii var. pulchra
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Sansevieria downsii

Novice Cactus

1st: Coni Nettles – Lobivia acanthoplegma
2nd: Coni Nettles – Echinopsis
3rd: Coni Nettles – Lobivia acanthoplegma

Novice Succulent

1st: Ted Johnson – Sansevieria suffruticosa ‘frosty spears’
2nd: Coni Nettles – Sansevieria ‘Golden Hahnii’
2nd: Ted Johnson – Sansevieria
3rd: Coni Nettles – Sansevieria ‘Golden Hahnii’

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • chrysochete [kris-oh-SHAY-tee]
    From the Greek chrysos (gold) and chaite (long hair).
  • 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.
  • eyriesii [eye-REE-see-eye]
    Named for A. Eyries, 19th century cactus collector, who brought this species to Le Havre.
  • kirkii [KIR-kee-eye]
    Named for Kirk; the person commemorated depends on the specific epithet.
  • Lobivia [low-BIV-ee-uh]
    Anagram of Bolivia, where the plant is native.
  • pulchra [PUL-kruh]
    Handsome, pretty.
  • Sansevieria [san-se-VEER-ee-uh]
    Named for Prince Raimond de Sansgrio de Sanseviero, 18th century patron of botanical expeditions.
  • suffruticosa [suf-roo-tee-KO-sa]
    Somewhat shrubby.
  • trifasciata [try-fask-ee-AH-tuh]
    Three bundles.
  • winteriana [win-ter-ee-AY-na, win-ter-ee-AH-na]
    1. Named for Captain John Winter, one of the captains of Sir Francis Drake’s expedition; also spelled winterana.
    2. Named for Hildegarda Winter, sister of Freidrich Ritter, well-known cactus expert and collector.
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