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Mini-Show Results June 10, 2018

Cactus of the Month: Gymnocalycium. Succulent of the Month: Pachypodium.

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Gymnocalycium horstii
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Gymnocalycium pflanzii v. albipulpa
2nd: Gary Duke – Gymnocalycium kieslingii
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Open Succulent

1st: Laurel Woodley – Pachypodium brevicaule
2nd: William Wilk – Pachypodium geayi
2nd: Laurel Woodley – Pachypodium gracilius
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Pachypodium succulentum x bispinosum
3rd: Gary Duke – Pachypodium lealii subs. saundersii compactum

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Sally Fasteau – Gymnocalycium stenopleurum
2nd: Dale LaForest – Gymnocalycium saglione
3rd: Dale LaForest – Gymnocalycium spegazzinii

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Pachypodium succulentum
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Pachypodium lealii ssp. saundersii
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Pachypodium lamerei

Novice Cactus

1st: Coni Nettles – Gymnocalycium
2nd: Coni Nettles – Gymnocalycium pflanzii
3rd: Martin Dorsey – Gymnocalycium damsii
3rd: Eric Scott – Gymnocalycium friedrichii

Novice Succulent

1st: Coni Nettles – Pachypodium lamerei
2nd: Keka Ray – Pachypodium lealii subs. saundersii
3rd: Ted Johnson – Pachypodium lealii
3rd: Rosemarie Murphy – Pachypodium lamerei

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.
  • compactum [kom-PAK-tum]
  • geayi [GAY-ee]
    Named for French collector Geay.
  • gracilius [grass-IL-ee-us]
    Thinner; more graceful.
  • Gymnocalycium [jim-no-kal-LISS-ee-um]
    From the Greek gymnos (naked) and kalyx (covering; calyx); the flower buds are naked.
  • horstii [HORST-ee-eye]
    Named for Leopoldo Horst, 21st century Brazilian plant collector.
  • lamerei [la-MER-ee-eye]
    named after La Mere.
  • mihanovichii [me-han-oh-VIK-ee-eye, my-han-oh-VIK-ee-eye]
    Named for Nicolas Mihanovich, 20th century Yugoslavian shipping magnate and patron of botany.
  • Pachypodium [pak-uh-PO-dee-um]
    Thick foot.
  • pflanzii [FLAN-zee-eye]
    For Dr. Karl Pflanz, 20th century German consul in Villa Montes Bolivia, who also shipped cacti to Berlin.
  • saundersii [son-DER-see-eye]
    Named for the botanist who discovered it in South Africa in the late 1800s.
  • spegazzinii [speg-uh-ZIN-ee-eye]
    Named for 20th century Italian-born Argentinian botanist Carlo Luigi Spegazzini.
  • stenopleurum [sten-oh-PLOOR-um]
    Narrow ribs or sides.
  • succulentum [suk-yoo-LEN-tum]
    Succulent, fleshy.
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