May Meeting – Speaker: Dylan Hannon | “Tylecodons for the Collector”

May 26, 2022
Social time starts at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30pm

Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 State College Blvd
Anaheim, CA

Featured Speaker: Dylan Hannon | “Tylecodons for the Collector”

Dylan was raised in Southern California, where he developed an early interest in a wide range of plant groups. Both his mother and grandmother helped nurture an avid appreciation of plants. He has worked for over 25 years in the botanical garden field, starting as a research assistant to Dr. Thomas B. Croat at Missouri Botanical Garden, working on the taxonomy of Araceae (aroids). He spent nine years as Plant Propagator at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, CA, and has been Curator of Conservatory Collections at The Huntington Botanical Gardens since 2003. In between these posts Dylan worked in the wholesale cactus industry and for consulting firms as a field botanist in the San Diego area. His main interest is the propagation and distribution of cultivated plants, particularly material of known wild origin. These themes run through Dylan’s writing, lectures and plant collecting. He is blessed to have his supportive wife Antoinette by his side.

Meeting Information

Echinocereus, Aloe Species are the mini show plants

Cactus: Echinocereus

Echinocereus is a genus of small to medium sized cactus from North America and Mexico with the common name hedgehog cactus. These plants are usually heavily spined, cylindrical, clumping, sometimes with many heads forming large mounds. The flowers are usually very large, and quite showy. When a large clump is flowering it can be spectacular!

Succulent: Aloe Species

This month we will feature Aloe species as opposed to the many hybrids that are available. We can also include Aloidendron and Aloiampelos, which were recently split from Aloe.

Aloe is a genus of succulent plants with over 500 species. Most species are from Africa and Madagascar, with a few species from various islands in the Indian Ocean. Most Aloe species form a rosette of large fleshy leaves on a stem. The tubular flowers can be yellow, orange, pink, or red, and are clustered on a spike that comes out near the top of the stem.

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