Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Pictures from the cactus and succulent show here in Mérida

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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Nov 29, 2011 11:09 PM CST
The show was last weekend and I just got a chance to go through my pictures. I tried to catch the tags when I took the pictures but didn't always get it. When I did get it in the picture, I blew it up before making the pic smaller so I could read the ID. Some I could only read the first word or nothing at all.

The show is put on by the Cactus and Succulent club I belong to, it is affiliated with CICY (Centro de Investigación Cientifica de Yucatán) which is a university and research center for plant biology, natural resources, sustainable development, etc. It's well respected institution and their gardens are wonderful. The club I joined is mostly students, graduate students, instructors and researchers from CICY. They give great presentations on different cactus and succulents at every monthly meeting and there are sales and you can bring in plants for ID. It is in Spanish however many of the members speak English and help me with a word if I get stuck. This was the club's annual judged show and sale.

I'll start with some Agaves.

Agave filifera
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Agave isthmensis
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Agave patonii I didn't really get in the picture how flat this one is, it hugs the ground.
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Astrophytum:

astrophytum ornatum
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Astrophytum myriostigma
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Astrophytum myriostigma (blooming)
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Euphorbia cylindrifolia - a really unusual looking plant
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Another unusual plant, all I could read from the tag was that it was entered in the Cactus Columnar group.
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A Gasteria, I don't know which one.

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Gasteria nitida

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I'll start another post with the Haworthia's and end with one of the groups in the arrangement category (not sure of the actual title of this category).


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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Nov 29, 2011 11:30 PM CST
Haworthias:

Haworthia attenuata
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Haworthia cymbformi
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Haworthia springbokvlakensi
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Haworthia truncata (I love this one)
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Haworthia viscosa
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A Mammillaria plumosa
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Melocactus intortus
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An Optunia, all I could read of the tag was that the species starts with Teph It has interesting streamers.
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Orthophytum saxicola
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Sedum buxbaumanianum is what the tag read, I couldn't find it on the internet under this name.
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A couple of the NOID's - they were ID'd but I didn't get a picture of the tag.

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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Nov 29, 2011 11:38 PM CST
Some Tillandsia:


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This was incredibly long, it was hung about 5' off the ground and trailed on the floor.
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Some that I didn't get ID'd
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another in the arrangement category
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Nov 29, 2011 11:52 PM CST
It was a fun show. There were several Scout troops and young students attending. They had some displays set up in front to give an overview to the kids on cactus and succulents and there were demonstrations on bonsai and transplanting in another area.

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These are all pictures from the sales tables. I have bought several small plants at meetings and I couldn't decide on anything so I only bought another ground orchid and a really nice book (one of the authors is a professor in our club) called Flora Ilustrada de la Península de Yucatán (Illustrated Flora of the Yucatan Peninsula) so now I have a reference book for local plants. If you see anything that I should get in these pictures, please tell me. I'm still learning and don't know enough to do more than sample.

major thorns on this one
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I was very tempted by this one, it's beautiful but has sharp serrated edges to the leaves.
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I hope you enjoyed the show tour.


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Name: Kristi
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Dec 1, 2011 9:12 PM CST
Thank you ~ I did!

What a delightful H. viscosa. How on earth do they present it so dust free. Very perfect.

It would be hard for me not to leave without an assortment of new succulents from that sale.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 6, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Fabulous pictures, Jonna. I always admire Bishop's Mitre and all the Euphorbias and the Opuntias and Haworthias and, well, everything else. I would have left the show broke. Hilarious! You had great restraint. Green Grin!
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Stush2019
Dec 6, 2011 5:13 PM CST
Thanks for the pictures, they brighter up my dreary day. Hurray! Always enjoy the pictures. Talk is cheap. Hilarious!
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Dutchlady1
Dec 7, 2011 6:20 AM CST
Boy I just saw this thread. I am sitting here literally mouthwatering..... I need to get me one of those Euphorbia cylindrifolia, SOOOOO cool. But I too would probably have left near broke!
I have a wonderful blood-red Dyckia sitting on my desk here, sadly it belongs to the Botanical Garden but - it may have pups....

I think the one with the serrated edges that tempted you might possibly be a Pandanus, the leaves appear to be growing in the corkscrew pattern typical of this genus.
The third picture under 'major thorns' in your last post appear to be Pachypodium lamerei, those are actually pretty easy from seed. I love them and have about 10 but beware, they get big!
I wish there was a show like that here! We were talking with friends yesterday about the possibility of taking a trip to Merida in the future.... maybe it can coincide with this plant show, is it held regularly?
Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Dec 8, 2011 10:08 PM CST
I thought those serrated edge plants might be pandanus. I have several variegated pandanus on my roof and I hesitated because I really don't need any more, they get HUGE. There are some next to the immigration office that are as tall as that 2 story colonial building (colonial means it has 18' to 20' ceilings in each floor). These seemed a little different, more of a twist.

Please let me know if you and your friends take a trip to Merida, I will be happy to meet you for dinner and can show you some of the botanical gardens. CICY also sponsers a garden and the succulent club which has its judged show every November, the meetings are monthly on the last Thursday of the month. November coincides with some wonderful weather here, days are in the 80s and nights in the 60s. Of course, Merida is central for visits to some of the finest Mayan sites, Chichen Itza and Uxmal are day trips along with many other smaller sites. The colonial culture is wonderful, it is a very safe city, friendly and tropical.

The sale at the show was not huge but a lot of the people with ribbons on plants inside were selling small starts outside. I am trying to keep my collection under control or at least get everything else potted and set someplace more or less permanent before I buy more. Probably hopeless but I'm trying.
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SongofJoy
Dec 9, 2011 3:25 AM CST
What a generous offer. Why didn't I know you when I lived in CA? Hilarious! Who knows, one of these days I just might make it out that way again.

I'm not sure "succulent" and "control" ever go together. Green Grin!
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Dutchlady1
Dec 9, 2011 8:03 AM CST
Jonna we will be sure to take you up on that - indeed very generous - offer!
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Justin
Sep 29, 2012 10:22 PM CST
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An Optunia, all I could read of the tag was that the species starts with Teph It has interesting streamers.
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Not Opuntia genus,
It is a species in Tephrocactus genus (belong to subfamily Opuntioideae, too).

Tephrocactus articulatus v. papyracanthus

http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/TEPHROCACTUS/Tephrocactus_a...

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Sep 29, 2012 10:29 PM CST
extranjera said:

major thorns on this one
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Maybe some species of Pereskiopsis (It is a cactus)



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Sep 29, 2012 10:42 PM CST
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It reminds me of Madagascar Palm

https://www.google.com/search?q=madagascar+palm&hl=en&client...


Pachypodium genus, but not sure.




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Sep 29, 2012 10:50 PM CST
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Ferocactus.
I think it is Ferocactus latispinus.

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Sep 29, 2012 10:54 PM CST
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Astrophytum ornatum http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/ASTROPHYTUM/Astrophytum_orn...

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Sep 29, 2012 11:14 PM CST
extranjera said: Another unusual plant, all I could read from the tag was that it was entered in the Cactus Columnar group.
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A species of genus Cereus. Form monstrose.
Cereus validus f.monstrose (syn.Cereus forbesii f.monstrose)

Justin
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Dutchlady1
Oct 1, 2012 3:28 AM CST
Justin said:

It reminds me of Madagascar Palm

https://www.google.com/search?q=madagascar+palm&hl=en&client...


Pachypodium genus, but not sure.

I think it is P. geayi






Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Oct 1, 2012 3:42 PM CST
Great information Justin, thank you. One of those pictured, that you identified as Astrophytum ornatum, came home with me and from your link I believe it is A. ornatum Meztitlan. It has barely grown in the last year and I'm relieved to see that it is normally a slow grower. I have it in half a coconut shell and it will be awhile before it needs anything larger. Thank you for identifying the ones without ID.
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sheryl
Oct 2, 2012 5:32 PM CST
Whoa, some *really* nice plants! Thanks for putting all of those up, Jonna!
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