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Mini-Show Results March, 2023

Cactus of the Month: Echinocactus/Kroenleinia
Succulent of the Month: Agave, Manfreda, (inc. × Mangave)

SCCSS 2023 03 - Open Cactus First - Jim Gardner - Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii var. inermis
Open Cactus First
Jim Gardner
Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii var. inermis
SCCSS 2023 03 - Open Cactus Second - Jim Gardner - Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii
Open Cactus Second
Jim Gardner
Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii
SCCSS 2023 03 - Open Cactus Third - Maria Capaldo - Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii var. albispina
Open Cactus Third
Maria Capaldo
Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii var. albispina
SCCSS 2023 03 - Open Succulent First - Jim Gardner - Mangave 'Lavender Lady'
Open Succulent First
Jim Gardner
Mangave 'Lavender Lady'
SCCSS 2023 03 - Open Succulent Second - Phyllis DeCrescenzo - Agave americana f. medio-picta alba
Open Succulent Second
Phyllis DeCrescenzo
Agave americana f. medio-picta alba
SCCSS 2023 03 - Open Succulent Third - Gary Duke - Agave albopilosa
Open Succulent Third
Gary Duke
Agave albopilosa
SCCSS 2023 03 - Intermediate Cactus First - Terri Straub - Echinocactus horizonthalonius
Intermediate Cactus First
Terri Straub
Echinocactus horizonthalonius
SCCSS 2023 03 - Intermediate Cactus Second - Bernard Johnson - Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii
Intermediate Cactus Second
Bernard Johnson
Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii
SCCSS 2023 03 - Intermediate Cactus Third - Terri Straub - Echinocactus texensis
Intermediate Cactus Third
Terri Straub
Echinocactus texensis
SCCSS 2023 03 - Intermediate Succulent First - Terri Straub - Agave horrida
Intermediate Succulent First
Terri Straub
Agave horrida
SCCSS 2023 03 - Intermediate Succulent Second - Jackie Johnson - Agave Hybrid (‘Bloodspot’ x potatorum)
Intermediate Succulent Second
Jackie Johnson
Agave Hybrid (‘Bloodspot’ × potatorum)
SCCSS 2023 03 - Intermediate Succulent Third - Mike Short - Agave 'Joe Hoak'
Intermediate Succulent Third
Mike Short
Agave 'Joe Hoak'
SCCSS 2023 03 - Novice Succulent First - John Nisewaner - Agave victoriae-reginae
Novice Succulent First
John Nisewaner
Agave victoriae-reginae
SCCSS 2023 03 - Novice Succulent Second - Martha Bjerke - Agave applanata
Novice Succulent Second
Martha Bjerke
Agave applanata
SCCSS 2023 03 - Novice Succulent Third - Barbara Smiley - Mangave
Novice Succulent Third
Barbara Smiley
Mangave

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Terri Straub

Open Cactus

1st: Jim Gardner – Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii var. inermis
2nd: Jim Gardner – Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii
3rd: Maria Capaldo – Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii var. albispinus

Open Succulent

1st: Jim Gardner – Mangave ‘Lavender Lady’
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Agave americana f. medio-picta alba
3rd: Gary Duke – Agave albopilosa

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Terri Straub – Echinocactus horizonthalonius
2nd: Bernard Johnson – Kroenleinia (=Echinocactus) grusonii
3rd: Terri Straub – Echinocactus texensis

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Terri Straub – Agave horrida
2nd: Jackie Johnson – Agave Hybrid (‘Bloodspot’ × potatorum)
3rd: Mike Short – Agave ‘Joe Hoak’

Novice Cactus

No Entries.

Novice Succulent

1st: John Nisewaner – Agave victoriae-reginae
2nd: Martha Bjerke – Agave applanata
3rd: Barbara Smiley – Mangave

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

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

  • Agave [a-GAH-vee]
    Noble, handsome.
  • albispinus [al-bih-SPY-nus, al-bih-SPIN-us]
    White spined.
  • albopilosa [al-bow-pil-OH-suh]
    White hairs.
  • americana [a-mer-ih-KAY-na, a-mer-ih-KAH-na]
    Of the Americas.
  • applanata [ap-plan-AY-tuh]
    Flattened.
  • Echinocactus [ek-in-oh-KAK-tus]
    From the Greek echinos (porcupine, hedgehog) and cactus, referring to its spines.
  • grusonii [groo-SON-ee-eye]
    Named for Hermann Gruson, 19th century German collector, nurseryman in Magdeburg.
  • horrida [HOR-id-uh, hor-ID-uh]
    Prickly, bristly.
  • inermis [IN-er-mis]
    Not spiny, unarmed.
  • texensis [teck-SEN-sis]
    Of or from Texas (U.S.).
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