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Mini-Show Results November 13th 2016

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Mammillaria crinita ssp. painteri f. monstruosa
2nd: Gary Duke – Mammillaria hernandezii
3rd: Laurel Woodley – Epithelantha micromeris

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Opercularia decaryi
2nd: Gary Duke – Tylecodon fragilis
2nd: Jim Hanna – Euphorbia ambovombensis
3rd: Jim Gardner – Tylecodon schaeferianus

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Notocactus
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Escobaria sneedii
3rd: Anita Caplan – Mammillaria fragilis

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Anita Caplan – Pachypodium bispinosum x succulentum
2nd: Anita Caplan – Agave patonii dwarf
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Mesum

Novice Cactus

1st: Sally Fasteau – Gymnocalycium stenopleurum
2nd: Mike Short – Rebutia polymorpha
2nd: Jim Tanner – Gymnocalycium
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Pygmaeocereus bieblii

Novice Succulent

1st: Bernard Johnson – Pseudolithos cubiformis
2nd: Mike Short – Fenestraria rhopalophylla ssp. aurantiaca
2nd: Solomon Leyva – Conophytum jucundum
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Euphorbia milii ‘Lemon Drops’

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • bispinosum [by-spin-OH-sum]
  • crinita [krin-EE-tuh]
    Long hair.
  • decaryi [de-KAR-yee]
    Named for Raymond Decary, 20th century plant collector.
  • Gymnocalycium [jim-no-kal-LISS-ee-um]
    From the Greek gymnos (naked) and kalyx (covering; calyx); the flower buds are naked.
  • Mammillaria [mam-mil-AR-ee-uh]
    Nipple- or teat-like.
  • monstruosa [mon-stru-OH-sa]
    Strange, wonderful; monstrous; also spelled monstrosa.
  • Notocactus [no-to-KAK-tus]
    From the Greek ntos (south) and kaktos (cactus), referring to the plant’s native habitat in South America.
  • Opercularia [op-er-koo-LAY-ree-a]
    Lidded; with a lid.
  • Pachypodium [pak-uh-PO-dee-um]
    Thick foot.
  • Pseudolithos [soo-doh-LY-thos]
    From the Greek pseudo (false) and lithops (stone-like).
  • stenopleurum [sten-oh-PLOOR-um]
    Narrow ribs or sides.
  • succulentum [suk-yoo-LEN-tum]
    Succulent, fleshy.
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