Category: 1 Trichocereus Species

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola) Current name: Echinopsis arboricola (Kimnach) Mottram Origin: Bolivia, Argentina, Type locality: Tarija in Bolivia, 600-1000 meters altitude Trichocereus arboricola is more of an Epiphyte instead of a normal Trichocereus and is often grown like a hanging basket cactus. It often starts off as a columnar cactus, but goes prostrate as soon …

Trichocereus lamprochlorus / Echinopsis lamprochlora

Trichocereus lamprochlorus / Echinopsis lamprochlora Trichocereus lamprochlorus is strange species that needs investigation. There are various species associated with Trichocereus lamprochlorus / Echinopsis lamprochlora, such as Trichocereus purpureopilosus and some forms of Trichocereus candicans that are considered to be synonymous with it. The species was merged into the genus Echinopsis during Friedrich & Rowley´s merger …

Trichocereus schoenii / Echinopsis schoenii

Trichocereus schoenii / Echinopsis schoenii Trichocereus schoenii , also known as Echinopsis schoenii under current nomenclature, is a south Peruvian Trichocereus species that Backeberg described and named after E. Schön, who assisted him financially on his trips. Mr. Schön was from Arequipa, which is where one of the most important habitats of this species is. However, …

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis huascha)

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis huascha) Trichocereus huascha is an Argentinian species that looks very similar to Trichocereus spachianus. But there are important differences. Friedrich & Rowley renamed it to Echinopsis huascha in 1974 but their actions weren´t really embraced with love. I have some fresh seeds of this rare species. You can get them here: Synonyms: …

Trichocereus strigosus / Echinopsis strigosa

Trichocereus strigosus / Echinopsis strigosa Trichocereus strigosus is a plant from the genus Trichocereus. Its status is questionable and it is sometimes also listed as Soehrensia strigosa. I treat it as a correct species in the genus Trichocereus. It is closely related to Trichocereus vatteri and only differs from it by the flowers. Visually, both …

Trichocereus candicans (Echinopsis candicans)

Trichocereus candicans (Echinopsis candicans) Trichocereus candicans is a species from the genus Trichocereus that originally grows in Argentina. Current name: Echinopsis candicans (Gillies ex Salm-Dyck) Synonyms: Cereus candicans, Echinocactus candicans, Echinocereus candicans, Echinopsis candicans, Helianthocereus candicans, Trichocereus pseudocandicans, Trichocereus tenuispinus, Echinopsis candicans var. tenuispinus, Cereus candicans spinosior, Trichocereus neolamprochlorus, Trichocereus gladiatus, Trichocereus candicans var. gladiatus, …

Trichocereus peruvianus Echinopsis peruviana

Trichocereus peruvianus Echinopsis peruviana Trichocereus peruvianus or Echinopsis peruviana is a columnar cactus that can get up to 4 meters long and reaches 20 centimeters in diameter. It´s also called the PERUVIAN TORCH cactus and is native in Peru. Britton and Rose – The Cact. II, S.136 /192 Description: Most regional forms belonging to this …

Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis descriptions

Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis descriptions Trichocereus santaensis is species described by Backeberg and Rauh from the Santa Valley in Peru. There are many plants that belong to T. santaensis, eg Trichocereus sp. Chavin de Huantar, Trichocereus huanucoensis, and many others. Origin: Northern Peru, the valley around the Rio Santa, Puente, Bedoya, Huayanca Can be kept …

Trichocereus terscheckii (Echinopsis terscheckii)

Trichocereus terscheckii  (Echinopsis terscheckii) Origin: Trichocereus terscheckii  is a variable species that is a catch-all name for a variety of different forms, some of which form intermediates with other species like Trichocereus atacamensis, Trichocereus taquimbalensis, Trichocereus validus and others. Trichocereus terscheckii grows around the south of Bolivia, North Argentina (Catamarca, Tucuman, La Rioja, Jujuy, San Juan, …

Trichocereus macrogonus – Echinopsis macrogona

Trichocereus macrogonus – Echinopsis macrogona cereus macrogonus SD. Cact. Hort. Dyck.Cult. Current name: Echinopsis macrogona, disputed by some authors and redescribed as Trichocereus macrogonus. The whole genus Trichocereus is currently being revised and it´ll take a good 10 years till this is somewhat resolved. Echinopsis macrogona / Trichocereus macrogonus is synonymous with Echinopsis peruviana / …

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