[Ed: Sorry no photo of Novice Cactus Winner – Matt Straup – Epithelantha micromeris]
Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner
1st: Maria Capaldo – Epithelantha micromeris
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Epithelantha micromeris
1st: Maria Capaldo – Dyckia Hybrid
2nd: Maria Capaldo – Dyckia Hybrid
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ Hybrid
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Dyckia Hybrid
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Dyckia platyphylla
1st: Dale La Forest – Hechtia epigyna
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Dyckia Hybrid
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Dyckia Bill Baker Hybrid
3rd: Anita Caplan – Dyckia
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Dyckia ‘Silverado’ Hybrid
1st: Matt Straup – Epithelantha micromeris
1st: Martha Bjerke – Dyckia fosteriana
2nd: Ted Johnson – Dyckia ‘Rosetips’
2nd: Ted Johnson – Dyckia ‘South Bay’ cv. Tibor
3rd: Ted Johnson – Dyckia 800
3rd: Jim Tanner – Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’
LATIN LOOKUP – Loquerisne Latine (Do you speak Latin)?
The meanings of latin plant names on this page – from http://davesgarden.com/guides/botanary/
- Dyckia [DY-kee-uh, DIK-ee-uh]
Named for Prince Joseph Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck, 19th century botanist and author of book on succulents.
- epigyna [ep-ih-GY-na]
From the Greek epi (over) and gyne (ovary).
- Epithelantha [ep-ith-el-LAN-tha]
From the Greek epi (upon), thele (nipple), and anthos (flower); nipple-like flowers.
- fosteriana [fos-ter-ee-AY-nuh]
Named for Mulford Bateman Foster, 20th century American horticulturist who provided many specimens to the botanist Lymen B. Smith.
- Hechtia [HEK-tee-uh]
Named for Julius Gottfried Conrad Hecht, 19th century counsellor to the King of Prussia.
- platyphylla [plat-TY-fil-uh]