August 26th, 2021 Meeting

When?
August 26, 2021
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm

Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA

Growers Panel

In lieu of a speaker, we will have a panel of growers who will show and describe plants, and answer any relevant questions.

Ed Read
@rad_flora
Welwitschia, Adenium, Bursera, Boswellia.

Doug Stone
Euphorbia obesa group and Astrophytum.

Brit Davis
@britsgarden
Aloe hybrids and Myrtillocactus geometrizans forms.

Rei Sales
@cacti4me
Medusoid euphorbia group

Tommy Goodkin
@tg.plants
Adenia ballyi, A. aculeata, Dorestenia gypsophila, Jatropha marginata, Commiphora sp eyl.

Daniel McInnis
@dnlmcinnis
Oxalis gigantea, Corallocarpus bainesii, Euphorbia japonica, Ceropegia fusca.

Craig Fry
canddplants.com
Genus Adromiscus and Ariocarpus.

Meeting Information

Astrophytum, African Euphorbias are the mini show plants

Astrophytum
Astrophytum is a genus of cactus with six recognized species. Most species are found in Mexico with the exception of A. asterias, which also can be found in Texas.

A distinguishing characteristic of the genus are the tufts of white hair or flocking on the plants body, sometimes almost completely obscuring the stem. Some members of the genus start as somewhat globular plants, but as they age they become columnar, up to 1.5 meters tall. A few species are armed with spines, but most species in the genus have no spines at all. The flowers are yellow, or yellow with a reddish center, and are produced throughout the spring and summer.

African Euphorbias
Euphorbia is a very large genus of plants with the common name spurge. This diverse genus contains about 2000 species and can be found almost world wide. A distinguishing characteristic of the genus is that most plants produce a white latex sap when cut or injured. This sap can be mildly irritating to highly toxic depending on the species. Some species look very similar to cactus plants, with their fierce spines and branching succulent stems.These tend to be the species collectors like to grow.

This genus contains very small ground cover type plants, as well as giant branching trees many meters tall, and all sizes in between.

This month we will limit our Mini Show to Euphorbia from the African continent.

When?
August 26, 2021
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm

Where?
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA


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