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“The Aloes of Southern Africa” is a compilation of photographs taken in Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, and Mozambique, and—of course—some taken of cultivated plants. This program is an overview of the diversity of this amazing genus. Species range from those just a few centimeters in diameter and height, to those of several meters tall and wide. While some aloes are medicinal, most are not, and some are actually quite poisonous. Inflorescences are also extremely variable with some producing amazingly colorful candelabrums, and others resembling those of bulbs and annuals.
Our Speaker, Duke Benadom has been involved with several cactus & succulent clubs and is a life member of three. He became a Director for the Cactus & Succulent Society of America (CSSA) in 1990, served as the CSSA's Show Chairman for more than a decade, and as Convention Chairman for six conventions. He served as Vice President and then President for a total of almost ten years, and as Editor of the Cactus & Succulent Journal for just over a year. He has been the author of the long-running CSJ column, Superb Succulents, since its inception; that column remains popular today. He enjoys flora and fauna, traveling, photography, and sharing these experiences with others of similar interests.
All are invited to attend SCHAS meetings to learn about Daylilies, other Flowering Bulbs, and our club. Meetings are held at 10 a.m. every 3rd Saturday of the month at the L.A. County Arboretum - Palm Room. SCHAS programs feature speakers with power point photo presentations and an educational show & tell flower session. Please join us to hear one of our fascinating speakers, to see and learn about many types of plants that thrive in our area, and participate - if you like - in our plant raffles while enjoying delicious refreshments. First time visitors to the meeting will receive a free plant.
Who: Southern California Hemerocallis & Amaryllis Society
What: “The Aloes of Southern Africa” - an educational presentation.
Where: L.A. County Arboretum & Botanic Garden - Palm Room 301 North Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007
When: Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Admission: First time guests are free.