January 2021: Virtual Brag Table Results

 Submit to next month’s brag table for boasting rights, judge feedback, and club bucks!

Just send in your name, your plant’s scientific name, a photo, your category (cacti or succulent, up to 2 plants per category) and your rank (novice= <10 wins, intermediate= 10+ wins, advanced= pro grower) by Feb 20th, 2021.

To enter, email your entries with the subject line “Brag Table” to the editor at: eyf.editor@gmail.com

Special Thanks:

For showing your beautiful specimens!

Don Hunt as digital plant arbiter / commenter!

35 Specimens: 12 cactus & 23 succulents

18 Members

 

Cactus Advanced

1st Place:

Ariocarpus confusus

Mike Burkhardt

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"Maybe a novice grower, but not a novice plant. Time to move up."

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2nd Place:

Gymnocalycium saglionis

Pam Badger

"Clean Gymos are not normal"

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3rd Place:

Opuntia sulfurea

Pam Badger

"Grow this plant hard or it will get crazy fat for an opuntia"

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Turbinicarpus schwarzii v. rubriflorus

Mike Burkhardt

"Large clean flowering example of a great small cactus"

Cactus Intermediate

1st Place:

Cephalocereus senilis

Antonina Lansangan

"Very nice plan. Not a fan of the pot, would be great with staging"

BT_cactus_intermediate_cephalocereusSeni

2nd Place:

Cereus peruvianus monstrose

Norb Roden

"Good specimen give it some time"

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3rd Place:

Cereus forbesii monstrose

Norb Roden

"What nice form. This plan will look better and better"

Cactus Novice

1st Place:

Mammillaria camptotricha

Allan Kosup

"Beautiful happy plant"

BT_cactus_novice_mammillariaCamptotricia

1st Place:

Mammillaria sp.

Lila Wagar

"I like Mammillaria for the spines, but the flowers are good too"

2nd Place:

Copiapoa solaris

Ruth Contino

"Excellent plant, so slow. Nice form"

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3rd Place:

Mammillaria longimamma

Eileen Mandell

"Really like the total presentation. Nice arrangement"

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3rd Place:

Melocactus matanzanus

Eileen Mandell

"Just starting the cephalum"

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Mammillaria spp

Linda Stewart

"I really like this cactus with the black straight spines and the ring of pink flowers. If I knew for sure what it was, I'd look to add it to my collection"

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Succulent Advanced

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1st Place:

Euphorbia atroviridis

Mike Nelson

"Always a big fan of medusas. Excellent species form"

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2nd Place:

Massonia depressa

Candy Garner

"I like the genera, I need one I think"

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3rd Place:

Aloinopsis schooneesii

Mike Burkhardt

"Perfect presentation. I need one now"

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Euphorbia francoisii

Pam Badger

"So variable. Every collection needs a fransoisii or several"

Caralluma russeliana

Don Hunt (not judged)

"Floral ball a full 3 inches in Diameter" (dishonorable mention for stinking up my grow for 2 weeks)

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Marlothistella uniondelensis

Candy Gaarner

"Nicely grown, needs full sun and has a large underground rootstock"

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Sansevieria patens

Pam Badger

"From the immortal Sansevieria group. Green swords and spears"

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Euphorbia Clavigera

Mike Burkhardt

"Nice caudex"

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Succulent Intermediate

BT_succulent_intermediate_kalanchoeFedts

1st Place:

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
reverse variegation
Pauline Wong

"Verry pretty plant"

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2nd Place:

Echeveria pulodonis crested

Pauline Wong

"Nice form, very tight"

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3rd Place:

Aeonium with green flowers, crested

Antonina Lansangan

"So weird, so great"

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Aloe Barbadensis 'Safari Rose'

Tom Biggart

"Kew book says barbadensis is A. vera, but this doesn't look right to me"

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Euphorbia francoisii

Norb Roden

"Young plant, good start."

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Mestoklema tuberosum

Allen Clark

"Natural bonsai, always looks good

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Tylecodon cacalioides

Allen Clark

"Leaning into the sun"

Succulent Novice

1st Place:

Dioscorea elephantipes

Allan Kosup

"Such a strange plant, love it"

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2nd Place:

Aloe "Pink Blush"

Patti Nelson

"I like the aloe hybrids when presented like this"

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BT_succulent_novice_dioscoreaElephantipe

2nd Place:

Dioscorea elephantipes

Eileen Mandell

"Good presentation of the vine"

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2nd Place:

Epiphylum anguliger

Joan Herskowitz

"Almost in bloom, interesting foliage"

BT_succulent_novice_fenestrariaRhopaloph

3rd Place:

Fenestraria rhopalophylla

Eileen Mandell

"Happy plant :)"

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BT_succulent_novice_fenestrariaRhopaloph

3rd Place:

Fenestraria rhopalophylla

Joan Herskowitz

"I see that plastic pot. Acceptable presentation"

3rd Place:

Lithops marmorata

Kathy Moser & Hector Perez

"This cono needs a new pot. Growing well where it is though"

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If you find any error, please contact membership@sdcss.net to correct.

Thank you all for the beautiful specimens!