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Mini-Show Results June 18, 2017

Cactus of the Month: Opuntia, Tephrocactus. Succulent of the Month: Cissus, Cyphostemma.

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Tephrocactus alexanderi
2nd: Jim Gardner – Opuntia sulphurea
2nd: Laurel Woodley – Opuntia sulphurea
3rd: Gary Duke – Opuntia fragilis v. debreczyi

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Cyphostemma juttae x hardyi ‘Fat Bastard’
2nd: Jim Hanna – Cyphostemma juttae x cirrhosa
3rd: Gary Duke – Cyphostemma juttae
3rd: Laurel Woodley – Cyphostemma ‘Fat Bastard’

Intermediate Cactus

1st: William Wilk – Opuntia violacea
2nd: William Wilk – Opuntia sp.
3rd: Mike Short – Tephrocactus articulatus v. papyracanthus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: William Wilk – Cyphostemma ‘Fat Bastard’
2nd: Mike Short – Cyphostemma juttae

Novice Cactus

1st: Bernard Johnson – Opuntia sulphurea
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Opuntia sublet f. cristata
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Tephrocactus articulatus
3rd: Jim Tanner – Opuntia sp.

Novice Succulent

1st: M.A. Bjarkman – Cyphostemma juttae ‘Fat Bastard’
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Cyphostemma ‘Fat Bastard’
3rd: Jim Tanner – Cyphostemma juttae

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • articulatus [ar-tik-oo-LAH-tus, ar-tik-yoo-LAH-tus]
    Having joints, jointed.
  • cirrhosa [sir-ROH-suh, kir-ROH-suh]
    Having tendrils, curly hair.
  • cristata [kris-TAY-tuh]
  • Cyphostemma [sy-foh-STEM-uh]
    From the Greek kyphos (tumor, hump) and stemma (garland, crown).
  • fragilis [FRAJ-ih-liss]
  • hardyi [HAR-dee-eye]
    For David S. Hardy, 20th century horticulturist and former curator at the Botanical Garden Pretoria, RSA.
  • juttae [JOO-tay-ee]
    Named for Jutta Dinter, the wife of Professor Kurt Dinter, 20th century German botanist and collector in Africa.
  • Opuntia [op-UN-shee-a, op-UN-tee-a]
    Named after Opus (Greece), an area where other cactus-like plants were grown.
  • sulphurea [sul-FER-ee-uh]
    Sulphur yellow.
  • Tephrocactus [tef-roh-KAK-tus]
    From the Greek tephros (ash-colored) and cactus.
  • violacea [vy-oh-LAH-see-uh, vy-oh-LAH-say-uh]
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