Category: 1a Trichocereus Species A – E

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 Epiphyt instead of a normal Trichocereus and is often grown like a handing basket cactus. It often starts off as a columnar cactus, but goes prostrate as soon …

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 / …

Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis) Trichocereus bridgesii (SD.) Britton & Rose – The Cactaceae C.F. Förster – H.Friedrich & GD Rowley 1974 CITES: Appendix II. Origin: The Plant grows throughout Bolivia (LA PAZ, Chochabamba, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, Tarija and there might be areas in Peru where it grows as well. It´s not confirmed that there are …

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 chalaensis (Rauh & Backeberg)

Trichocereus chalaensis (Rauh & Backeberg) Trichocereus chalaensis is a Peruvian species that is closely related to Trichocereus glaucus. Its alternative Echinopsis name is Echinopsis chalaensis (Rauh & Backeberg). I treat it as a correct species in the genus Trichocereus because the plant will be reinstated in the genus Trichocereus soon. Right now, the name Echinopsis …

Trichocereus grandiflorus / Echinopsis grandiflora

Trichocereus grandiflorus / Echinopsis grandiflora Trichocereus grandiflorus is a cactus from the genus Trichocereus. Its status is highly questionable and the opinions are as varied as the names it carried. Synonyms: Lobivia grandiflora, Lobivia grandiflorus, Helianthocereus grandiflora, Helianthocereus grandiflorus Trichocereus grandiflorus was moved around a lot in the past. It is genetically close to the …

Chavín de Huántar: Trichocereus & San Pedro

Chavín de Huántar: Trichocereus & San Pedro   Chavín de Huántar is an archaeological site in Peru with a long history of Trichocereus & San Pedro cultivation. There are plants that can be found within the ruins of Chavin and those plants probably go back for many thousands of years. The ruins are thought to …

Trichocereus deserticola (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus deserticola (Echinopsis) Trichocereus deserticola is a columnar cactus from Chile. Trichocereus deserticola is a plant with a complex and close relationship to Trichocereus fulvianus and Trichocereus chalaensis. Their habitats touch each other in one certain area between Paposo and El Cobre. While Trichocereus fulvianus grows from Caldera in the north to El Cobre and …

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis) 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: Lobivia …

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