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Mini-Show Results May 14th, 2017

Cactus of the Month: Mammillaria (clumping), Succulent of the Month: Euphorbia (African, not from Madagascar)

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Jim Gardner – Mammillaria parkinsonii
2nd: Gary Duke – Mammillaria geminispina
2nd: Gary Duke – Mammillaria crinita f. monstrosa
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Mammillaria bocasana

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Euphorbia stellata
2nd: Jim Gardner – Euphorbia lactea f. cristata
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Euphorbia pubiglans
3rd: Laurel Woodley – Euphorbia schoenlandii

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Dale LaForest – Mammillaria bocasana
2nd: William Wilk – Mammillaria karwinskiana subsp. collinsii
2nd: William Wilk – Mammillaria plumosa
3rd: Dale LaForest – Mammillaria geminispina

Intermediate Succulent

1st: William Wilk – Euphorbia horrida var. striata
2nd: William Wilk – Euphorbia meloformis subsp. valida
3rd: Mike Short – Euphorbia anoplia

Novice Cactus

1st: M.A. Bjarkman – Mammillaria decipiens
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Mammillaria bocasana
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Mammillaria plumosa
3rd: M.A. Bjarkman – Mammillaria plumosa

Novice Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Euphorbia mammillaris f. variegata
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Euphorbia bupleurifolia
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Euphorbia – Medusoid Hybrid

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • anoplia [a-NO-plee-uh]
    Without a spine; spineless.
  • bocasana [bo-ka-SAY-na, bo-ka-SAH-na]
    Named for the Sierra de Bocas Mountain range in Mexico.
  • bupleurifolia [boo-plur-ih-FOH-lee-uh]
    Having foliage like Bupleurum (genus name meaning ox-rib, given to another plant).
  • crinita [krin-EE-tuh]
    Long hair.
  • decipiens [de-SIP-ee-enz]
    Deceptive, false.
  • Euphorbia [yoo-FOR-bee-uh]
    Named for Euphorbus, Greek physician to Juba II, King of Mauretania.
  • geminispina [jem-in-ih-SPIN-uh]
    Having twin or many spines.
  • horrida [HOR-id-uh, hor-ID-uh]
    Prickly, bristly.
  • lactea [lak-TAY-uh]
  • Mammillaria [mam-mil-AR-ee-uh]
    Nipple- or teat-like.
  • mammillaris [mam-mil-LAIR-iss]
    Having nipples or breasts.
  • plumosa [plum-OH-suh]
    Has plume or feather.
  • schoenlandii [skoen-LAND-ee-eye]
    Named for Dr. Selmar Schonland (Schoenland), 20th century distinguished botanist in South Africa, where the Rhodes University herbarium and botany department are named in his honour.
  • stellata [stell-AY-tuh]
    With spreading star-like rays,starry.
  • striata [stree-AH-tuh]
    Striped or fluted.
  • valida [val-EE-duh, VAL-ih-duh]
  • variegata [var-ee-GAY-tuh]
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