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Mini-Show Results October 14, 2018

Cactus of the Month: Miniature (3in or less). Succulent of the Month: Miniature (3in or less).

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Jim Hanna – Ariocarpus fissuratus
2nd: Gary Duke – Mammillaria crinita subs. painteri f. monstruosa
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Notocactus

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Operculicarya decaryi
2nd: Gary Duke – Tylecodon stenocaulis
3rd: Gary Duke – Adromischus hybrid ‘Red Coral’

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Sally Fasteau – Gymnocalycium stenopleurum
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianum subs. triacanthum
3rd: Mike Short – Mammillaria vetula subs. gracilis

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Lithops
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Pseudolithos cubiformis
3rd: Mike Short – Fenestraria rhopalophylla

Novice Cactus

1st: Martha Bjerke – Gymnocalycium stenopleurum
2nd: Coni Nettles – Gymnocalycium damsii v. rotundulum
3rd: Terri Straub – Opuntia rufida f. minima

Novice Succulent

1st: Coni Nettles – Anacampseros ‘Sunrise’
2nd: Coni Nettles – Sedum oreganum
3rd: Coni Nettles – Echeveria x imbricata

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • Adromischus [ad-roh-MIS-kus]
    From the Greek hadros (thick or stout) and mischos (stalk), referring to the short pedicels.
  • Anacampseros [an-ak-KAM-ser-os]
    From the Greek anakampto (to recover) & eros (love), an herb which was believed to bring back love if touched.
  • Ariocarpus [ar-ree-oh-KAR-pus]
    From the Greek aria (sorb) and karpos (fruit), referring to the similarity to the fruit of the Ario genus.
  • crinita [krin-EE-tuh]
    Long hair.
  • decaryi [de-KAR-yee]
    Named for Raymond Decary, 20th century plant collector.
  • Echeveria [ech-eh-VER-ee-a, ech-eh-ver-EE-a]
    Named for Anastasio Echeverria y Godoy, 18th century Spanish botanist.
  • Fenestraria [fen-es-TRAY-ree-uh]
    From the Latin fenestra (window), referring to the transparent area at the tip of the leaves.
  • fissuratus [fis-zhur-RAY-tus]
    From the Latin fissura, to split or crack.
  • gracilis [GRASS-il-is]
    Graceful; slender.
  • Gymnocalycium [jim-no-kal-LISS-ee-um]
    From the Greek gymnos (naked) and kalyx (covering; calyx); the flower buds are naked.
  • hybrid [HY-brid]
    A cross between two plants resulting in a plant that differs in one or more genes from the parent plants; sometimes Latinized to hybridus, -a, or -um.
  • imbricata [im-brih-KAY-tuh]
    Shingled, overlapping.
  • Lithops [LY-thops]
    Like stone.
  • Mammillaria [mam-mil-AR-ee-uh]
    Nipple- or teat-like.
  • minima [MIN-eh-muh]
    Very small.
  • monstruosa [mon-stru-OH-sa]
    Strange, wonderful; monstrous; also spelled monstrosa.
  • Notocactus [no-to-KAK-tus]
    From the Greek notos (south) and kaktos (cactus), referring to the plant’s native habitat in South America.
  • Operculicarya [oh-per-koo-lee-KAIR-yuh]
    From the Latin operculum (little lid) and Greek karyum (nut), referring to the lidded, nut-like seeds.
  • Opuntia [op-UN-shee-a, op-UN-tee-a]
    Named after Opus (Greece), an area where other cactus-like plants were grown.
  • oreganum [or-reh-GAH-num]
    Derivation of oregonum, of or from Oregon (U.S.), or the old Oregon Territory (later divided into the states of Washington and Oregon).
  • rhopalophylla [rope-a-lo-FIL-la]
    Having club-shaped leaves.
  • rufida [ROO-fee-duh]
    Reddish, rusty colour.
  • Sedum [SEE-dum]
    Sedentary, to sit.
  • stenopleurum [sten-oh-PLOOR-um]
    Narrow ribs or sides.
  • triacanthum [try-a-KAN-thum]
    Three spined.
  • Tylecodon [ty-lee-KOD-on]
    An anagram of Cotyledon (a closely-related genus).
  • vetula [VET-uh-luh]
    From the Latin, meaning old or elderly.
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