Monthly Meeting: Join us, Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm
Ayers Hall, Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia









February Program:
"Hiding in plain sight:
a new cactus species from the California Desert
"
presented by Michelle Cloud-Hughes

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.

Presentation Description: Cylindropuntia chuckwallensis 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 many other intriguing succulents found in the same areas.


Michelle Cloud-Hughes
 


Plant of the Month:
Cactus: Echinocactus, Fer
ocactus
Succulent:
Othonna, Senecio

February 17th C&S WorkshopTopic: Plant Identification
The meetings are in Ayers Hall.  The workshops began at 7:30 pm.
And don’t forget – there is always an informal raffle; everyone takes home a plant or plant cuttings. Hope to see you there!

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SGVCSS Information  Membership Form
SGVCSS Officers, Board, and Committees
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 Southern California Resources
Cactus and Succulent Nurseries and Bookstores
Cactus and Succulent Societies in Southern California
Places to Visit
Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Death Valley National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Mojave National Preserve
The Living Desert Wildlife & Botanical Park, Palm Springs, CA
The Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA
National / International Cactus and Succulent Resources
The Cactus & Succulent Society of America
The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall
Cacti_etc: Largest Internet Newsgroup
The GardenWeb: Cacti & Succulents Forum
The Amateurs' Digest

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016
FEB. 13 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY, SPRING SHOW AND SALE
BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA—INFO 858-382-1797
 MAR.18-19 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SPRING SHOW AND SALE 
THURS. 17TH 6-8PM - FRI. MAR. 18TH 9-7PM- SAT. MAR. 19TH 9-5PM 
1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BL., (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH) ANAHEIM, CA
INFORMATION CALL 562-587-3357
APR. 9-10 SOUTH COAST CACTUS AN SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW & SALE
SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS, 26300 CRENSHAW BLVD.,
PALOS VERDES, CA INFO: 310-378-1953  HTTP://WWW.SOUTHCOASTCSS.ORG
APR. 24 HUNTINGTON PLANT SALE 10 TO 4:30 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS
1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA. 626-405-3504
 
May 1ST SOUTH BAY EPIPHYLLUM SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE - 9AM TO 4PM
SOUTH COAST BOTANICAL GARDENS, INFO. 310-833-6823
 
APR. 30, MAY 1 SUNSET CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE
VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER, GARDEN ROOM
4117 OVERLAND AVE., CULVER CITY, CA. INFO. 310-822-1783
MAY 13-14  GATES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 34TH SHOW AND SALE
FRI & SAT9-4:30 PM, AT LAND SCAPES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STYLE
450 E. ALESSANDRO BLVD., RIVERSIDE, CA INFO.951-360-8802
MAY 21-22  LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB PLANT SHOW AND SALE 10-4 PM
RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH, CA
INFO. 562-631-5876
MAY 28-29  CENTRAL COAST CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY
ANNUAL SHOW & SALE (10-4PM), LUDWICK CENTER, 864 SANTA ROSA
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – INFO. 805-237-2054, WWW.CENTRALCOASTCACTUS.ORG
JUNE 11-12 LOS ANGELES CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY
 PLANT SHOW AND SALE 11TH9-5—12TH 9-3:30
SEPULVEDA GARDEN CENTER, 16633 MAGNOLIA BLVD., ENCINO, CA.
INFO. WWW.LACSS-SHOW.COM
JUNE 4-5 SAN DIEGO CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY –SUMMER SHOW AND SALE
 BALBOA PARK, ROOM 101, SAN DIEGO, CA. INFO: 858-382-1797
JULY 1-3 CSSA ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE –HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS
 1151 OXFORD ROAD, SAN MARINO, CA.
 626-405-3504PLANTS SALES START JULY 1STTHRU JULY 3RD 
THE SHOW OPENS ON THE JULY 2NDTHRU JULY 3RD
JULY 22-23 ORANGE COUNTY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW AND
 SALE.THURS. 21ST 6-8PM, FRI. JULY 22ND 9AM-7PM, SAT. 23RD9-5PM 
1000 S. STATE COLLEGE BL., (ANAHEIM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH) ANAHEIM, CA
 INFORMATION CALL 949-212-8417
AUG. 13-14 31ST ANNUAL INTERCITY SHOW AND SALE AT THE LA COUNTY ARBORETUM,
 9AM-5PM DAILY. 301 NO. BALDWIN AVE., ARCADIA, CA.
INFO. CALL TOM GLAVICH626-798-2430 OR ARTIE CHAVEZ 818-482-8795
SEPT. 3 HUNTINGTON BOTANICAL GARDENS SUCCULENT SYMPOSIUM
 ALL DAY AT THE HUNTINGTON 626-405-3504
 SEPT. 10  LONG BEACH CACTUS CLUB ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION -12-5PM
 RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS, 6400 BIXBY HILL ROAD, LONG BEACH, CA 90615
 INFO. 562-631-5876 
 OCT. 8-9 BAKERSFIELD CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 
SHOW & SALESAT. 10-5 - SUN. 11-4 EAST HILLS MALL, CENTER COURT
3100 MALL VIEW ROAD, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93306INFO 661-831-8488
 
OCT. 22-23 PALOMAR SHOW AND SALESAT 9-5, SUN 10-4
SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDENS, 230 QUAIL GARDENS RD, ENCINITAS, CA
INFO HCISERVICES@GMAIL.COM. 858-382-1797
NOV. 5-6 SAN GABRIEL CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 9AM-4PM BOTH DAYS
SHOW AND SALE---LA COUNTY ARBORETUM 310 NO. BALDWIN, ARCADIA, CA
MANNY RIVERA 626-780-6957 OR JOHN MATTHEWS 661-714-1052
 
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