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Mini-Show Results July, 2019

Cactus of the Month: Matucana, Oroya. Succulent of the Month: Mesembs, NO Lithops or Conophytum.

SCCSS 2019 July - Winner Open Cactus - Gary Duke - Matucana celendinensis
Winner Open Cactus
Gary Duke
Matucana celendinensis
SCCSS 2019 July - Winner Open Suculent - Jim Hanna - Trichodiadema bulbosum
Winner Open Suculent
Jim Hanna
Trichodiadema bulbosum
SCCSS 2019 July - Winner Intermediate Cactus - Sally Fasteau - Matucana weberbaueri
Winner Intermediate Cactus
Sally Fasteau
Matucana weberbaueri
SCCSS 2019 July - Winner Intermediate Succulent - Sally Fasteau - Aloinopsis lodewykii
Winner Intermediate Succulent
Sally Fasteau
Aloinopsis lodewykii
SCCSS 2019 July - Winner Novice Cactus - Diane Cottrell - Oroya
Winner Novice Cactus
Diane Cottrell
Oroya
SCCSS 2019 July - Winner Novice Succulent - Jacob Youssefzadeh - Dinteranthus pole-evansii
Winner Novice Succulent
Jacob Youssefzadeh
Dinteranthus pole-evansii

Results submitted by: Jim Tanner
Photography by: Laurel Woodley

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Matucana celendinensis
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Matucana aurantiaca
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Matucana myriacantha
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Matucana hystrix
3rd: Gary Duke – Oroya peruviana

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Trichodiadema bulbosum
2nd: Jim Hanna – Mestoklema arboriforme
2nd: Laurel Woodley – Faucaria tuberculosa
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Aloinopsis rubrolineata

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Sally Fasteau – Matucana weberbaueri

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Aloinopsis lodewykii
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Machairophyllum brevifolium
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Faucaria tuberculosa ‘Sato’

Novice Cactus

1st: Diane Cottrell – Oroya
2nd: Terri Straub – Oroya
3rd: Terri Straub – Matucana madisoniorum

Novice Succulent

1st: Jacob Youssefzadeh – Dinteranthus pole-evansii
2nd: Martin Dorsey – Faucaria tigrina
3rd: M A Bjarkman – Fenestraria ‘baby toes’

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

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

  • Aloinopsis [al-low-in-OP-sis]
    Aloe-like.
  • aurantiaca [aw-ran-ti-AYE-kuh]
    Orange-red colored.
  • brevifolium [brev-ee-FOH-lee-um]
    Short leaves.
  • bulbosum [bul-BOH-sum]
    Bulbous.
  • Faucaria [fow-KAR-ee-uh]
    Jaw or throat; referring to the leaves resembling an open mouth.
  • Fenestraria [fen-es-TRAY-ree-uh]
    From the Latin fenestra (window), referring to the transparent area at the tip of the leaves.
  • hystrix [HIS-triks]
    From the Greek word for hedgehog; bristly.
  • Machairophyllum [mak-ee-ro-FILL-um]
    From the Greek machaira (dagger, sword) and phyllon (leaf).
  • Matucana [mat-oo-KAN-uh]
    Named for the Pervuian city of the same name.
  • Mestoklema [mes-toh-KLEM-uh]
    From the Greek words mestos (full) and klema (a small branch); dense branching.
  • myriacantha [my-ree-uh-KAN-tha]
    From the Greek myrios (many) and kantha (spines).
  • Oroya [or-ROY-uh]
    Named for La Oroya, near Lima (Peru).
  • peruviana [per-u-vee-AN-uh]
    Of or from Peru.
  • rubrolineata [roo-bro-lin-ee-AY-tuh]
    Red Lined.
  • tigrina [tig-REE-nuh]
    Like a Tiger.
  • Trichodiadema [try-koh-dy-uh-DEE-ma]
    From the Greek thirix (hair) and diadema (band around the head); referring to the crown of bristles on the leaf tips.
  • weberbaueri [web-er-BAUER-eye]
    Named for August Weberbauer, 20th century German botanist who studied cactus from the Peruvian Andes.
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