Conejo Cactus And Succulent Society
Next Meeting
February 5, 2018
Elks Lodge
158 N. Conejo School Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

Feb 10, 2018
San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society
Winter Show And Sale
Balboa Park, Room 101
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 990-2051

Mar 22-24, 2018
Orange County Cactus & Succulent Society
Spring Show And Sale
Anaheim United Methodist Church
1000 S. State College Bl.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(562) 587-3357




February Program: Liveforevers of the Santa Monica Mountains and Beyond

There are many species of rare Dudleya (liveforevers) within the group of succulent plants that grow from Oregon to the tip of Baja California and on the Pacific Islands off of Baja California and California. The Santa Monica Mountains and the Channel Islands are some of the richest areas for Dudleya species. The talk, by Stephen McCabe, will focus on species in the Santa Monica Mountains, but will also cover some of the other kinds that are found on the Channel Island and in Baja California. Locating and photographing the plants in the wild sometimes leads to adventures in botany. Some stories will be interspersed with information about the plants and how to grow them

Stephen McCabe Bio

Emeritus Director of Research at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, has been working on Dudleya for 33 years, naming two new species, the Munchkin Dudleya and Hendrix’s liveforever. Publicity for the recently namedHendrix’s liveforever went viral internationally. He will be naming other new, rare species in the next couple of years. Stephen McCabe’s horticultural career began in the early 1980s, when he studied under Ray Collett, the UCSC Arboretum’s founding director. Steve earned his Ecology and Systematic Botany at San Francisco State University, and joined the Arboretum’s 2.5-person staff. Steve has also written numerous articles for local and national press. His photographs have appeared in several national publications and been included in several widely used textbooks. He has also written for popular periodicals, e.g., Rock Garden Quarterly, Fine Gardening and Cactus and Succulent Journal. He currently has a research position with the Environmental Studies Department at UCSC