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January 6th at 11AM.

MEETING PROGRAM:
Hiding in plain sight: a new cactus species from the California Desert

Presenter: Michelle Cloud-Hughes

Presentation Description:
Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis (the chucky cholla) is a newly-described cactus found in San Bernardino, Riverside, and northern Imperial Counties, California. Michelle’s presentation will describe how this historically-misidentified cholla was determined to be a distinct new species and the characteristics that distinguish it from similar cholla species. This presentation will provide detailed information on where to see the chucky cholla as well as other cacti and succulents found in the same areas.

Presenter Bio:
Michelle Cloud-Hughes is a botanist and restoration ecologist specializing in desert flora and ecosystems. She worked for the Soil Ecology and Restoration Group at San Diego State University from 1997 to 2013 and spent most of those years doing restoration work in the central Mojave Desert at Fort Irwin National Training Center. In 2010 she started her company, Desert Solitaire Botany and Ecological Restoration, and since then has been involved in many rare plant surveys and other botanical and restoration projects throughout the southwestern U.S. Her main love is Cylindropuntia, but she is also fascinated by other cactus, particularly Echinocereus, Grusonia, Pediocactus, and occasionally even Opuntia.

LOCATION: Rancho Los Alamitos, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Rancho Los Alamitos is located within Bixby Hill and accessed through the residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde. From the 405 Freeway, exit at Palo Verde Avenue and turn south. From the 605 Freeway, exit at Willow, follow to Palo Verde and turn south.
TIME: Sunday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. Setup will be from 10:30 – 11:00.

REFRESHMENTS: We will follow the alphabet to determine who is to bring the snacks and finger foods. This month, those with last names starting with the letters A through C are asked to bring the goodies. Please feel free to bring something even if you don’t fall into this group.
PLANTs-OF-THE-MONTH: Cactus: Mammillaria Hooke Spines  – Succulent: Aeoniums
Enter up to three plants in each category.

Photos from the May Meeting

Mays Guest Speaker Greg Starr!

 

Meeting Schedule

We meet at 11:00 am. the first Sunday of the month at:
Rancho Los Alamitos  6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815

We also have a show and plant sale in May and a plant auction in September.

Long Beach Cactus Club 2019 Meeting Schedule:

T.B.A.

LBCC PLANT OF THE MONTH 2019

January Cactus: Mammillaria Hooke Spines  (3) – Succulent: Aeoniums

February Cactus: Astrophytum Succulent: Crassula

March Cactus: Notocactus / Parodia  Succulent: Gasteria

April  Cactus: Copiapoa / Matucana  Succulent: Euphorbia -Madagascar

May  Cactus: Gymnocalycium  Succulent: Sansevieria

June Cactus: Favorite (3) Succulent: Favorite (3)

July Cactus: Ariocrarpus: Agave
August Cactus: Melocactus/Buiningia; Mesembs other than Lithops/conos
September Cactus: Crest/Monstrose/Variegates: Crest/Monstrose/Variegates
October Cactus: Epiphytic Cactus; Pelargonium/Sarcocaulon
November Cactus: Miniatures (3) – pots under 3” Miniatures (3) – pots under 3”
December HOLIDAY PARTY

LBCC PLANT OF THE MONTH 2019

January Cactus: Mammillaria Hooke Spines  (3) – Succulent: Aeoniums

February Cactus: Astrophytum Succulent: Crassula

March Cactus: Notocactus / Parodia  Succulent: Gasteria

April  Cactus: Copiapoa / Matucana  Succulent: Euphorbia -Madagascar

May  Cactus: Gymnocalycium  Succulent: Sansevieria

June Cactus: Favorite (3) Succulent: Favorite (3)

July Cactus: Ariocrarpus: Agave
August Cactus: Melocactus/Buiningia; Mesembs other than Lithops/conos
September Cactus: Crest/Monstrose/Variegates: Crest/Monstrose/Variegates
October Cactus: Epiphytic Cactus; Pelargonium/Sarcocaulon
November Cactus: Miniatures (3) – pots under 3” Miniatures (3) – pots under 3”
December HOLIDAY PARTY
2018 PLANT OF THE YEAR:

LBCC PLANT OF THE MONTH RULES

At the April, 2003 meeting, the following rules were adopted for the Plant-of the-Month (POM) competition:
A maximum of three plants may be entered in each category (cactus and succulent).
There will be three classes for entrants: advanced (blue tag), intermediate (pink tag) and beginner (yellow
tag).
Advanced and intermediate entrants must have had the plant in their possession for at least six months,
beginners for three months.
Entrants will receive 8 points for first place, 6 points for second place, 4 points for third place, 2 points for
show/honorable mention (HM) and 1 point for showing a plant that does not place.
At the discretion of the judges there may be up to three third places in a category. If plants are not deemed
to be of sufficient quality, no third place will be awarded.
For an entrant to receive points, the entry tags must be collected by the person in charge of record keeping
for POM.
At the annual Christmas party, award plants will be presented to the ten highest cumulative point holders
regardless of class.
2019 LBCC PLANTS-OF-THE-MONTH
MONTH CACTI SUCCULENTS

About

Founded in 1933 Long Beach Cactus Club is the oldest cactus club in the United States.
We meet the first Sunday of the month at the Rancho Los Alamitos  6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815. We also have a show and plant sale in May and a plant auction in September.

The Garden Committee meets every Tuesday at 10 am for 2 hours in the Cactus Garden at Rancho Los Alamitos. This
committee is headed by Mike Martin of LBCC and consists of any members willing to volunteer by raking leaves or
helping out with other gardening chores. The gardens consist of 4 acres, one of which is the Cactus Garden, so there is
plenty to do for anyone interested in helping out. Barrels and rakes are provided and it is a wonderful opportunity to
spend some time in the garden among the large, majestic specimens and experience the rare peace and quiet
within. Please remember to bring gloves and wear protection. Contact Mike if you are interested.

2018 SoCal CLUB EVENTS CALENDER

JUNE 2-3 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY—SUMMER SHOW & SALE  BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA INFO. 858-382-1797

JUNE 9-10 LOS ANGELES CACTUS and SUCCULENT SOCIETY PLANT SHOW AND SALE JUNE 9th 9-4, JUNE 10th 9-3  SEPULVEDA GARDEN CENTER, 16633 MAGNOLIA BLVD., ENCINO, CA.  INFO. www.lacss-show.com

JUN 29-JUL 1 CSSA ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE –HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS  1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA., 626-405-3504 PLANTS SALES START  JUNE 29TH THRU JULY 1ST 10AM-5PM  SHOW OPENS JUNE 30th THRU JULY 1ST 10AM-5PM

JULY 19-21 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SUMMER SHOW AND SALE  THURS 19TH 6PM-9PM, FRI 9AM-7PM, SAT 9AM-5PM, 1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BLVD. (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH), ANAHEIM CA, 949-212-8417

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AUG 11-12 33RD ANNUAL INTERCITY SHOW AND SALE AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM  9AM-5PM DAILY, 301 N. BALDWIN AVE, ARCADIA CA, INFO CALL TOM GLAVICH  626-798-2430 or JOHN MARTINEZ 805-390-2139

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SEPT 1 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS SUCCULENT SYMPOSIUM  ALL DAY AT THE HUNTINGTON, 626-405-3504

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SEPT 15 LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION, 12-5PM RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH CA 90615  INFO: 562-631-5876
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OCT 13-14 BAKERSFIELD CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE, SAT 10-5,  SUN 11-3, ST. PAUL’S CHURCH, 2216 17TH STREET, BAKERSFIELD CA 93304  FREE ADMISSION & PARKING, INFO: 661-831-8488

OCT 27-28 PALOMAR CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY FALL SHOW AND SALE  SAT 10-5, SUN 10-3, SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDENS, 230 QUAIL GARDENS RD,  ENCINITAS CA, INFO: BritaMiller1@gmail.com

NOV 10-11 SAN GABRIEL CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE  BOTH DAYS 9AM-4PM, LA COUNTY ARBORETUM, ARCADIA CA  INFO: MANNY RIVERA 626-780-6957 or JOHN MATTHEWS 661-714-1052