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Mini-Show Results September, 2023

Cactus of the Month: Ariocarpus, Obregonia. Succulent of the Month: Adenium, Adenia.

SCCSS 2023 09 - Open Cactus First - Gary Duke - Ariocarpus fissuratus
Open Cactus First
Gary Duke
Ariocarpus fissuratus
SCCSS 2023 09 - Open Cactus Second - Gary Duke - Ariocarpus retusus
Open Cactus Second
Gary Duke
Ariocarpus retusus
SCCSS 2023 09 - Open Cactus Third - Gary Duke - Ariocarpus scaphirostrus
Open Cactus Third
Gary Duke
Ariocarpus scaphirostrus
SCCSS 2023 09 - Open Succulent First - Gary Duke - Adenia spinosa
Open Succulent First
Gary Duke
Adenia spinosa
SCCSS 2023 09 - Open Succulent Second - Jim Gardner - Adenium arabicum
Open Succulent Second
Jim Gardner
Adenium arabicum
SCCSS 2023 09 - Open Succulent Second - Jim Gardner - Adenium obesum 'Shada'
Open Succulent Second
Jim Gardner
Adenium obesum 'Shada'
SCCSS 2023 09 - Open Succulent Third - Laurel Woodley - Adenium arabicum
Open Succulent Third
Laurel Woodley
Adenium arabicum
SCCSS 2023 09 - Intermediate Cactus First - Bernard Johnson - Ariocarpus fissuratus
Intermediate Cactus First
Bernard Johnson
Ariocarpus fissuratus
SCCSS 2023 09 - Intermediate Succulent First - Mike Short - Adenium obesum
Intermediate Succulent First
Mike Short
Adenium obesum
SCCSS 2023 09 - Intermediate Succulent Second - Anita Caplan - Adenium multiflorum
Intermediate Succulent Second
Anita Caplan
Adenium multiflorum
SCCSS 2023 09 - Intermediate Succulent Third - Anita Caplan - Adenium arabicum 'Fat Guy' × 'Squat'
Intermediate Succulent Third
Anita Caplan
Adenium arabicum 'Fat Guy' × 'Squat'
SCCSS 2023 09 - Novice Succulent First - Shane Mullen - Adenium socotranum
Novice Succulent First
Shane Mullen
Adenium socotranum
SCCSS 2023 09 - Novice Succulent Second - John Nisewaner - Adenium obesum
Novice Succulent Second
John Nisewaner
Adenium obesum
SCCSS 2023 09 - Novice Succulent Third - Braulio Mena - Adenium obesum
Novice Succulent Third
Braulio Mena
Adenium obesum
SCCSS 2023 09 - Novice Succulent Third - John Nisewaner - Adenium multiflorum
Novice Succulent Third
John Nisewaner
Adenium multiflorum

Photography by: Mike Short
Results submitted by: Terri Straub

Open Cactus

1st: Gary Duke – Ariocarpus fissuratus
2nd: Gary Duke – Ariocarpus retusus
3rd: Gary Duke – Ariocarpus scaphirostrus

Open Succulent

1st: Gary Duke – Adenia spinosa
2nd: Jim Gardner – Adenium obesum ‘Shada’
2nd: Jim Gardner – Adenium arabicum
3rd: Laurel Woodley – Adenium arabicum

Intermediate Cactus

1st: Bernard Johnson – Ariocarpus fissuratus

Intermediate Succulent

1st: Mike Short – Adenium obesum
2nd: Anita Caplan – Adenium multiflorum
3rd: Anita Caplan – Adenium arabicum ‘Fat Guy’ × ‘Squat’

Novice Cactus

Novice Succulent

1st: Shane Mullen – Adenium socotranum
2nd: John Nisewaner – Adenium obesum
3rd: John Nisewaner – Adenium multiflorum
3rd: Braulio Mena – Adenium obesum

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

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

  • Adenia [a-DEE-nee-uh, a-DEN-ee-uh]
    Named for Aden, a small country south of Saudi Arabia, where the species is native.
  • Adenium [a-DEE-nee-um]
    Named for Aden, a small country south of Saudi Arabia, where the species is native.
  • arabicum [a-RAB-ih-kum]
    Of or from Arabia.
  • Ariocarpus [ar-ree-oh-KAR-pus]
    From the Greek aria (sorb) and karpos (fruit), referring to the similarity to the fruit of the Ario genus.
  • fissuratus [fis-zhur-RAY-tus]
    From the Latin fissura, to split or crack.
  • multiflorum [mul-tih-FLOR-um]
    Many flowers.
  • obesum [oh-BEE-sum]
    Fat.
  • retusus [re-TOO-sus]
    Rounded and notched tip.
  • scaphirostris [skay-fee-ROS-tris]
    From the Greek skaphe (boat) and the Latin rostrum (beak); in reference to the shape of the tubercle tips.
  • socotranum [so-koh-TRAY-num]
    Of Socotra, a Yemen island in the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the Gulf of Aden.
  • spinosa [spy-NO-suh]
    With spines.
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