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Mini-Show Results October, 2019

Cactus of the Month: Turbinicarpus. Succulent of the Month: Adromischus.

SCCSS 2019 October - Winner Open Cactus - Gary Duke - Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele
Winner Open Cactus
Gary Duke
Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele
SCCSS 2019 October - Winner Open Succulent - Gary Duke - Adromischus marianae var. immaculatus
Winner Open Succulent
Gary Duke
Adromischus marianae var. immaculatus
Intermediate Cactus No Entry
SCCSS 2019 October - Winner Intermediate Succulent - Sally Fasteau - Adromischus cristatus
Winner Intermediate Succulent
Sally Fasteau
Adromischus cristatus
SCCSS 2019 October - Winner Novice Cactus - Martin Dorsey - Turbinocarpus mandragora subs. booleanus
Winner Novice Cactus
Martin Dorsey
Turbinocarpus mandragora subs. booleanus
SCCSS 2019 October - Winner Novice Succulent - Martin Dorsey - Adromischus marianae f. herrei
Winner Novice Succulent
Martin Dorsey
Adromischus marianae f. herrei

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Jim Tanner

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele
2nd: Gary Duke – Turbinicarpus jauernigii
3rd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Turbinicarpus knutianus
3rd: Gary Duke – Turbinicarpus krainzianus ssp. minimus

Open Succulent

1st: Gary Duke – Adromischus marianae var. immaculatus
2nd: Phyllis DeCrescenzo – Adromischus festivus
3rd: Jim Gardner – Adromischus triflorus

Intermediate Cactus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Sally Fasteau – Adromischus cristatus
2nd: Sally Fasteau – Adromischus maculatus
3rd: Bernard Johnson – Adromischus cristatus

Novice Cactus

1st: Martin Dorsey – Turbinicarpus booleanus
2nd: Martin Dorsey – Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele
3rd: Martin Dorsey – Turbinicarpus schmiedickeanus

Novice Succulent

1st: Martin Dorsey – Adromischus marianae var. herrei
2nd: Martha Bjerke – Adromischus marianae var. herrei

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

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

  • Adromischus [ad-roh-MIS-kus]
    From the Greek hadros (thick or stout) and mischos (stalk), referring to the short pedicels.
  • booleanus [boo-lee-AH-nus]
    Named for George Boole, 19th century Irish mathematician, logician, and philosopher.
  • cristatus [kris-TAY-tus]
    Crested.
  • festivus [ fes-TEE-vus]
    Festive, gay; bright.
  • herrei [HER-ray-eye]
    Named for Dr. Hans Herre, 20th century botanist and expert on South African succulents.
  • immaculatus [im-mak-yoo-LAH-tus, im-mak-yoo-LAY-tus]
    Spotless, immaculate.
  • maculatus [mak-yuh-LAH-tus, mak-yuh-LAY-tus]
    Spotted.
  • marianae [mair-ee-AN-ay-ee]
    Named for Marian Marloth, wife of South African botanist Dr. Rudolph Marloth.
  • minimus [MIN-eh-mus]
    Very small.
  • triflorus [TRY-flor-us]
    Three-flowered.
  • Turbinicarpus [tur-bin-ih-KAR-pus]
    From the Latin turbino (spinning) and karpos (fruit).
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