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Mini-Show Results March 12th 2017

Cactus of the Month: Echinocactus, Succulent of the Month: Agave

SCCSS 2017 March Mini-Show

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Echinocactus horizonthalonius
2nd: Gary Duke – Echinocactus texensis
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Echinocactus horizonthalonius

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Agave victoriae-reginae ‘White Rhino’
2nd: Jim Gardner – Mangave ‘Kaleidoscope’
2nd: Jim Gardner – Mangave ‘Pineapple Express’
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Agave victoriae-reginae aurea
3rd: Gary Duke – Agave albopilosa

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Jade Neely – Echinocactus texensis
2nd: William Wilk – Echinocactus grusonii
3rd: Anita Caplan – Echinocactus grusonii

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Jade Neely – Agave ‘Royal Spine’
2nd: William Wilk – Agave ‘Kissho kan’
3rd: Jim Wood – Agave titanota ‘White Ice’

Novice Cactus

1st: Bernard Johnson – Echinocactus palmeri

Novice Succulent

1st: Bernard Johnson – Agave ‘Cubic’
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Agave applanata ‘Cream Spike’
2nd: Jim Tanner – Agave schidigera ‘Shira ito no Ohi’
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Agave ‘Kichijokan’
3rd: Jim Tanner – Agave ‘Little Shark’

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • Agave [a-GAH-vee]
    Noble, handsome.
  • albopilosa [al-bow-pil-OH-suh]
    White hairs.
  • applanata [ap-plan-AY-tuh]
  • aurea [AW-re-uh]
    Golden flower.
  • Echinocactus [ek-in-oh-KAK-tus]
    From the Greek echinos (porcupine, hedgehog) and cactus, referring to its spines.
  • grusonii [groo-SON-ee-eye]
    Named for Hermann Gruson, 19th century German collector, nurseryman in Magdeburg.
  • palmeri [PALM-er-ee]
    Named for Ernest Jesse Palmer, 20th century English-born American explorer and plant collector.
  • schidigera [ski-DEE-ger-ruh]
    Fiber bearing.
  • texensis [teck-SEN-sis]
    Of or from Texas (U.S.).
  • titanota [ty-tan-OH-tuh]
    From the Greek titanos (lime, chalk or gypsum); for the white leaves.
  • victoriae-reginae [vik-TOR-ee-ay ree-JIN-ay-ee]
    Named for Queen Victoria, 19th century monarch of Great Britain; also frequently spelled victoria-reginae.
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