Category: 1a Trichocereus Species A – E

Trichocereus angelesii / Echinopsis angelesii or angelesiae

Trichocereus angelesii / Echinopsis angelesii or angelesiae Trichocereus angelesii, also known as Echinopsis angelesii or Echinopsis angelesiae, was originally described by Friedrich Ritter as a white flowering variety of Trichocereus strigosus / Trichocereus strigonus, until Kiesling publicized it under the name Trichocereus angelesii. Check out two photos of Trichocereus strigonus in comparison The flower of …

Trichocereus litoralis – Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. litoralis

Trichocereus litoralis – Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. litoralis This beautiful Trichocereus species is definitely closely related to Trichocereus chiloensis and the current taxonomy is treating it as a variety or subspecies to it. Trichocereus litoralis always was a problematic species because there are so many intermediate forms between Trichocereus chiloensis and Trichocereus litoralis that it is …

Trichocereus grandiflorus / rowleyi (Echinopsis grandiflora)

Trichocereus grandiflorus / rowleyi (Echinopsis grandiflora) Trichocereus grandiflorus is a cactus from the genus Trichocereus. Its status is highly questionable as a correct species and the opinions are as varied as the names it carried. Joel Lodé has listed Trichocereus grandiflorus as Trichocereus rowleyi right now, while Anderson listed it as a synonym of Echinopsis …

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis huascha)

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis huascha) Trichocereus huascha, also known as Echinopsis huascha, is an Argentinian Trichocereus species that looks very similar to Trichocereus spachianus, Trichocereus grandiflorus, Trichocereus shaferi and Trichocereus schickendantzii. However, there are important differences to distinguish them. Trichocereus huascha has had a long history with many name changes due to its unique position between …

Trichocereus deserticolus (Echinopsis deserticola)

Trichocereus deserticolus (Echinopsis deserticola) Trichocereus deserticolus, also known as Echinopsis deserticola, is a columnar cactus from Chile. This species also includes Trichocereus fulvilanus / Echinopsis fulvilana as a subspecies of Echinopsis deserticola now. Trichocereus deserticolus is a plant with a complicated and close relationship to Trichocereus fulvilanus, Trichocereus coquimbanus and Trichocereus chalaensis. They get very …

Trichocereus cuzcoensis – Echinopsis cuzcoensis

Trichocereus cuzcoensis – Echinopsis cuzcoensis Trichocereus cuzcoensis is a Trichocereus species from Cusco in Peru. It is described as from Cusco and in sense  of the description plants only count as being part of this species if they are from Cusco, but close relatives of Trichocereus cuzcoensis also occur in many other parts of Peru, …

Trichocereus chiloensis (Echinopsis chiloensis) T.chilensis

Trichocereus chiloensis (Echinopsis chiloensis) T.chilensis Trichocereus chiloensis, also known as Trichocereus chilensis or Echinopsis chiloensis, is a columnar cactus from Chile. It is closely related to Trichocereus terscheckii and something like the Chilean version of the large Andean Trichocereus species. Current name: Echinopsis chiloensis H.Friedrich & G.D. Synonyms of T. chiloensis: T. chilensis, T. chiloensis, …

Trichocereus camarguensis / Echinopsis camarguensis

Trichocereus camarguensis / Echinopsis camarguensis Trichocereus camarguensis, also known as Echinopsis camarguensis, is a Bolivian cactus from Camargo. Synonyms of Trichocereus camarguensis: Echinopsis camarguensis, Trichocereus caulescens, Echinopsis caulenscens Trichocereus camarguensis is a thin Cactus that resembles Trichocereus strigonus, huascha and some forms  of T. spachianus. It has golden Spines. Live cuttings and seeds of Trichocereus …

Trichocereus andalgalensis / Echinopsis huascha v. andalgalensis

Trichocereus andalgalensis / Echinopsis huascha v. andalgalensis Synonyms: Echinopsis andalgalensis, Lobivia andalgalensis, Cereus andalgalensis, Cereus huascha var. rubriflorus, Trichocereus huascha var. rubriflorus Trichocereus andalgalensis has a weird & complicated history. The name first appeared in 1893 in the MONATSZEITSCHRIFT FÜR KAKTEENKUNDE, which is a German publication about cacti. The plant was originally introduced into the …

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 …

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