TheFebruary, 2003
Cactus Courier
Newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose

Special Notice:
Our annual show and sale will be on April 5th and 6th of 2003.

Members with last names starting with M through Z should bring a snack for the February meeting.

Brian Kemble - Nearly Agave

Brian Kemble will give a slide presentation on the less familiar Agavaceae. Members of this family are not very well known except for Agaves and Yuccas. This will be a chance for us to learn more about plants seldom seen in collections.

Brian is the currator the Bancroft Gardens where he specializes in Aloes, Echeverias, Gasterias, and Agaves. He has traveled extensively in the American Southwest, Mexico, and Africa studying succulents in their natural habitat.

Plants of the Month for February: Agavaceae - Agave, Beaucarnea (legacy), Beschornia, Calibanus (legacy), Dasylirion (legacy), Furcraea, Hesperaloe, Manfreda, Nolina (legacy), Polianthes, and Yucca

The Cactus Courier is the newsletter of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Jose (CSSSJ). The members of the CSSSJ freely contribute the materials published herein. The accuracy of information and opinions expressed are those of the contributors. The deadline for submissions is the 20th day of the preceding month. Scannable hardcopy and Windows format text files sent via email or on 3.5-inch disk are acceptable as input. Send newsletter articles to Rich Kroll at: