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Mini-Show Results September 9, 2018

Cactus of the Month: Discocactus, Uuebelmania. Succulent of the Month: Kalanchoe.

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Laurel Woodley – Uebelmannia pectinifera
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Discocactus albispinus
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Uebelmannia pectinifera

Open Succulent

1st: Maria Capaldo – Kalanchoe rhombopilosa
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Kalanchoe tomentosa
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Kalanchoe beharensis

Intermediate Cactus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Mike Short – Kalanchoe marmorata
2nd: Mike Short – Kalanchoe synsepala
3rd: Mike Short – Kalanchoe tomentosa

Novice Cactus

1st: Coni Nettles – Uebelmannia pectinifera
2nd: Coni Nettles – Discocactus horstii

Novice Succulent

1st: Coni Nettles – Kalanchoe humilis
2nd: M.A. Bjarkman – Kalanchoe tomentosa
2nd: Ted Johnson – Kalanchoe tomentosa
3rd: Ted Johnson – Kalanchoe luciae

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

The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from

  • albispinus [al-bih-SPY-nus, al-bih-SPIN-us]
    White spined.
  • beharensis [be-HAIR-en-sis]
    Of or from Behara, South Madagascar.
  • Discocactus [disk-oh-KAK-tus]
    From the Greek diskos (disc), referring to the typically circular and flattened shape.
  • horstii [HORST-ee-eye]
    Named for Leopoldo Horst, 21st century Brazilian plant collector.
  • humilis [HEW-mil-is, HUM-il-is]
    Lowest, dwarf, small, slight.
  • Kalanchoe [kal-un-KOH-ee]
    From the Chinese name for one of the species.
  • luciae [LOO-see-ay]
    Named for Lucy Dufour, 20th century aquaintance of the French botanist Raymond Hamet.
  • marmorata [mar-mor-RAY-tuh]
  • pectinifera [pek-tin-EE-fer-uh]
  • synsepala [sin-SEP-al-uh]
    From the Greek syn (together, with) and sepalum (sepal).
  • tomentosa [toh-men-TOH-suh]
    Covered with fine, matted hairs.
  • Uebelmannia [yoo-bel-MAHN-ee-uh]
    Named for Werner Uebelman, Swiss grower and collector of cacti in cacti in Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay.
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