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Mini-Show Results February, 2020

Cactus of the Month: Epiphytic Cactus. Succulent of the Month: Haworthia, Astroloba.

SCCSS 2020 February - Winner Open Cactus - William Wilk - Hatiora bambusoides
Winner Open Cactus
William Wilk
Hatiora bambusoides
SCCSS 2020 February - Winner Open Succulent - Jim Hanna - Haworthia truncata
Winner Open Succulent
Jim Hanna
Haworthia truncata
SCCSS 2020 February - Winner Intermediate Cactus - Coni Nettles - Rhipsalis baccifera
Winner Intermediate Cactus
Coni Nettles
Rhipsalis baccifera
SCCSS 2020 February - Winner Intermediate Succulent - Coni Nettles - Haworthia cymbiformis
Winner Intermediate Succulent
Coni Nettles
Haworthia cymbiformis
SCCSS 2020 February - Winner Novice Cactus - Terri Straub - Epiphyllum laui
Winner Novice Cactus
Terri Straub
Epiphyllum laui
SCCSS 2020 February - Winner Novice Succulent - Judy Unrine - Haworthia
Winner Novice Succulent
Judy Unrine
Haworthia

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: William Wilk – Hatiora bambusoides
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Rhipsalis Fine leaf
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Schlumbergera rufus

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Hanna – Haworthia truncata ‘Lime Green’
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Haworthia retusa
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Haworthia limifolia variegata
3rd: Gary Duke – Haworthia viscosa

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Coni Nettles – Rhipsalis baccifera
2nd: Coni Nettles – Rhipsalis clavata
3rd: Ted Johnson – Rhipsalis

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Coni Nettles – Haworthia cymbiformis
3rd: Coni Nettles – Haworthia viscosa
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Haworthia truncata Hybrid

Novice Cactus

1st: Terri Straub – Epiphyllum laui
2nd: John Nisewanur – Hatiora salicornioides
3rd: Terri Straub – Epiphyllum thomasianum

Novice Succulent

1st: Judy Unrine – Haworthia
2nd: M.A. Bjarkman – Haworthia
3rd: Martin Dorsey – Haworthia arachnoidea

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

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

  • baccifera [bak-IF-er-uh]
    Bearing berries.
  • bambusoides [bam-BOO-soy-deez, bam-boo-SOY-deez]
    Resembling Bambusa, a name for bamboo that was the result of an erroneous pronunciation of the Indian word Mambu.
  • clavata [KLAV-ah-tuh]
    Club-shaped.
  • cymbiformis [sim-BIH-for-miss]
    Boat-shaped.
  • Epiphyllum [ep-ih-FYE-lum]
    Upon the leaf, referring to the flowers appearing to bloom on the leaves.
  • Hatiora [hat-ee-OR-uh]
    An anagram of Hariota, another genus, named for Thomas Hariot, 16th century British mathematician and cartographer in America.
  • Haworthia [ha-WORTH-ee-a]
    Named for Adrian Hardy Haworth, 19th century British botanist.
  • laui [LAU-eye]
    Named for Dr. Alfred B. Lau, 21st century cactus collector and explorer.
  • limifolia [lim-ih-FOH-lee-uh]
    From the Latin limes (file), referring to the acicular or linear leaves.
  • retusa [re-TOO-suh]
    Rounded and notched tip.
  • Rhipsalis [RIP-sa-lis]
    From the Greek rhips (wicker-work, plaiting) referring to the pliable branches.
  • rufus [ROO-fus]
    Red-brown, rusty colour.
  • salicornioides [sal-eye-korn-ee-OY-deez]
    Resembles Salicornia, (from the Greek sal, salt and cornus, horn; referring to the hornlike branches of the saline plants).
  • Schlumbergera [shlum-BER-ger-uh, shlum-ber-GER-uh]
    Named for Frederic Schlumberger, 19th century French gardener and cacti collector.
  • thomasianum [to-mas-ee-AH-num]
    Of or from St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • truncata [trunk-AH-tuh]
    Cut off.
  • variegata [var-ee-GAY-tuh]
    Variegated.
  • viscosa [vis-KOH-suh]
    Sticky.
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