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

Succulent Liveforevers:
Conservation and new Dudleya species

The stunningly white, beautiful Anthony’s Liveforever is one of the uncommon to rare plants Stephen McCabe will feature in his talk about the many species of rare Liveforevers. The Liveforevers are succulent plants with the name Dudleya, named after a professor with the last name of Dudley. Stephen will also talk about the new species he just named, which may have gotten the most publicity worldwide of any new succulent, ever! Dudleya hendrixii was mentioned on websites for TV, radio, and the print media throughout the world with coverage in Time magazine, AP, the Washington Post, Miami Herald, NPR, and the BBC. It was covered in such distant places as Russia, Jakarta, Singapore, Finland, and Brazil. It didn’t hurt that it is rare and endangered, was named after Jimi Hendrix, and that Stephen had never-seen-before photos he took of Jimi, when Stephen was 15 years old. Stephen has been studying Dudleyas since 1983 and will be naming more new species.

Cactus:         Advanced • Novice  
Succulents:         Advanced • Novice  
Something Special:         Advanced • Novice  
Dudleyas (or your choice)
Beginners' Luck:         Novice Only  
What's blooming?

The meeting will be held in the Meeting Hall


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