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Mini-Show Results November 11, 2018

Cactus of the Month: North American Columnar Cacti (Saguaro, Cereus, etc.). Succulent of the Month: Senecio.

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Maria Capaldo – Pachycereus orcuttii
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Cholla
2nd: Gary Duke – Pilocereus royenii
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Pachycereus orcuttii

Open Succulent

1st: Laurel Woodley – Senecio sp. nova
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Senecio cuneatus
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Senecio longiflorus
3rd: Laurel Woodley – Senecio scaposus

Intermediate Cactus

No Entries

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Senecio haworthii
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Senecio barbertonicus
3rd: Sally Fasteau – Senecio scaposus
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Senecio haworthii

Novice Cactus

2nd: Nancy Mosher – Cephalocereus senilis

Novice Succulent

1st: Ted Johnson – Senecio haworthii
2nd: Ted Johnson – Senecio serpens
2nd: Coni Nettles – Senecio crassissimus
3rd: Coni Nettles – Senecio scaposus
3rd: Coni Nettles – Senecio ‘String of Bananas’

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from http://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/

  • barbertonicus [bar-ber-TON-ee-kus]
    Of or from Barberton, Mpumalanga (South Africa).
  • Cephalocereus [sef-uh-low-KER-ee-us, sef-uh-low-SER-ee-us]
    From the Greek kephale (head) and Cereus (a genus of cactus), referring to the woolly head on mature specimens.
  • Cholla [KOL-luh]
    From the Mexican vernacular name for Cylindropuntias (Cholla).
  • cuneatus [kew-nee-AH-tus, kew-nee-AY-tus]
    Wedge-shaped.
  • haworthii [hay-WOR-thee-eye]
    Named for Adrian Hardy Haworth, 19th century British botanist.
  • longiflorus [lon-jee-FLO-russ]
    Long flower.
  • orcuttii [or-KUT-ee-eye]
    Named for Charles Russell Orcutt, early 20th century American plant collector in the western desert areas.
  • Pachycereus [pak-ee-KER-ee-us, pak-ee-SER-ee-us]
    From the Greek pachys (thick) and cereus (cactus).
  • scaposus [ska-POH-sus]
    Having many scapes (leafless flower stalks).
  • Senecio [sen-ek-ee-o , sen-NEESH-shee-oh]
    Latin form of old man refers to hairy parts of flowers.
  • senilis [SEE-nil-is]
    Of an old man.
  • serpens [SUR-penz]
    From the Latin word for snake, possibly referring to the creeping habit or distinctive markings on the flowers.
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