Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

The Enchanted Succulent Forests of Puerto Rico

Peter Beiersdorfer will present a talk entitled "The Enchanted Succulent Forests of Puerto Rico". This talk follows his earlier talk in August on finding the rarest US cactus species on the small island of Culebra off the shores of Puerto Rico. It will highlight the many succulent plants that can be found on the island, including succulent plants from families such as the Euphorbiaceae, Apocynaceae, Agavaceae, Bromeliaceae, and the Cactaceae. It will also discuss some of the threats these plants face from introduced invasive species, fire, and disease. The areas in which these plants can be found are some of the most scenic places on earth, certainly for succulentophiles.

Peter will bring a collection of plants for sale.

(See photographs later in this issue. Ed.)

Cactus:         Advanced • Novice  
Succulents:         Advanced • Novice  
Something Special:         Advanced • Novice  
Rescued, Salvaged, and Nursed Back to Health (bring "before" photos!) (or your choice)
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
What you got at the Show and Sale

Note that the meeting will be in the Meeting Hall this month
and not in the Multi-Cultural building.

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