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Trichocereus skottsbergii / Echinopsis skottsbergii (T. chiloensis)

Trichocereus skottsbergii Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. skottsbergii Ulrich Hörner (5)

Trichocereus skottsbergii Backeberg, also called Echinopsis skottsbergii, is a columnar cactus that is closely related to Trichocereus chiloensis / Echinopsis chiloensis. Under current taxonomy it is placed as a subspecies below Trichocereus chiloensis with Echinopsis skottsbergii as currently accepted name.

Trichocereus skottsbergii grows together with Trichocereus chiloensis without forming zones of hybridization. The easiest way to differentiate Tr. skottsbergii from Trichocereus chiloensis is by comparing the number of ribs. Echinopsis skottsbergii has 16-21 ribs, while Trichocereus chiloensis only has 16-18 ribs.

Curt Backeberg gives the form T. skottsbergii v. breviatus as a valid variety, but it was probably just a regional form of the same species. In the past, there were many unnecessary descriptions made that would not stand today. In my personal opinion, all the Chilean Trichocereus species are so closely related that it might not be a bad idea to consider them as one, very big and variable species. The same treatment works well with the whole group of species around T. peruvianus.

In Chile, the variability of the genus Trichocereus is just as big as the variability of Trichocereus species in Peru or Bolivia. E. skottsbergii is extremely close to Trichocereus litoralis, also known as Trichocereus chiloensis ssp. litoralis as well. It is very difficult to distinguish them and descriptions are absolutely necessary.

Photos of Trichocereus skottsbergii

Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes JN 380 Highway Fray Jorge, Coquimbo, Chile 269m 

Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes JN 380 Highway Fray Jorge, Coquimbo, Chile 269m (2)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes JN 380 Highway Fray Jorge, Coquimbo, Chile 269m
Trichocereus chiloensis ssp. skottsbergii Friedrich Ritter

Original photo by Friedrich Ritter

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Trichocereus skottsbergii Echinopsis chiloensis skottsbergii Ulrich Hörner (4)
Ulrich Hörner (4)
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A hybrid between Trichocereus deserticolus x T. skottsbergii (Pedro Lopez Artes)

A hybrid between Trichocereus deserticolus x Trichocereus skottsbergii Pedro Lopez Artes

Ulrich Hörner (below)

Trichocereus skottsbergii Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. skottsbergii Ulrich Hörner (4)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. skottsbergii Ulrich Hörner (5)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. skottsbergii Ulrich Hörner (223)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Echinopsis chiloensis ssp. skottsbergii Ulrich Hörner (2)
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Pedro Lopez Artes (Below)

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Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes (3)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes (4)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes (5)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes (6)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes (7)
Trichocereus skottsbergii Trichocereus chiloensis Pedro Lopez Artes (8)
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Ulrich Hörner (below)

Trichocereus skottsbergii Echinopsis chiloensis skottsbergii Ulrich Hörner (3)

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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, the species is not limited to that area and grows nearby other South Peruvian Trichocereus species. Trichocereus schoenii usually grows in the company of some Corryocactus species and there are also some other Trichocereus species that grow at the same sites.

Trichocereus schoenii resembles Trichocereus santaensis, but differs from it by the long central spine and a slightly different areole shape and rib shape. You need to look very closely to tell them apart, and it´s usually the typical spination that allows you to recognize it as what it is. It´s a very rare and beautiful species which is very rare in cultivation. The plants that are available are usually mislabeled and are usually identified as Trichocereus cuzcoensis or Trichocereus knuthianus.

Trichocereus schoenii is a plant that roughly belongs to the Trichocereus cuzcoensis complex, but there are many differences and I hope to see some cladistic studies about this species one day. The species usually has seven ribs (as seen in the photos) and the spines can get up to 8 centimeters long. You can read a more detailed description including some habitat photos in my book.

Trichocereus schoenii / Echinopsis schoenii photos from South Peru
Photos: Mark Harvey

Photos of Trichocereus schoenii

Copyright: Mark Harvey

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Trichocereus macrogonus (Echinopsis macrogona) in Matucana II

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In this chapter I want to show you some of the wild populations of Trichocereus macrogonus aka Echinopsis macrogona from Matucana. The species is partially synonymous with Echinopsis peruviana, which is why there is quite some overlay between these two. The name Echinopsis macrogona has a long and troubled history, because most authors have their own opinion about it. Personally, I consider the name Cereus macrogonus (which resulted in later descriptions as Trichocereus macrogonus and Echinopsis macrogona) to be too problematic to count. Its original description lacks information on crucial details such as the country of origin and this leads to the massive confusion surrounding it. Seed sellers carry various species under the name, e.g. Echinopsis peruviana, Echinopsis pachanoi, Trichocereus werdermannianus (currently seen as form of Echinopsis terscheckii), Trichocereus taquimbalensis, Trichocereus tacaquirensis, Echinopsis lageniformis/ Trichocereus bridgesii, Trichocereus santaensis, Trichocereus terscheckii, Trichocereus schoenii, etc. There´s almost no species that this name hasn´t been slapped on, which makes comparisons between plants from the commercial market completely pointless. If I would get a Dollar every time someone tells me that “x plant can´t be Trichocereus macrogonus because they seed grown plant looks completely different” I would be a made man. 

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How to differentiate Trichocereus macrogonus / Echinopsis macrogona and Trichocereus peruvianus / Echinopsis peruviana?

In this article we show some photos from Matucana, which is the type locality of Echinopsis peruviana. These plants are often referred to as Trichocereus macrogonus and people who identify these plants tend to identify them as Trichocereus macrogonus due to their spine color. I personally do not think it makes a lot of sense to differentiate between Echinopsis peruviana and Echinopsis macrogona as the whole complex is incredibly variable. Differences between a form from Matucana and one from another Peruvian city do not mean that something has to be a different species. The people who get to choose which differences draw clear lines between two related species are the authors who describe them, and so far I have not read a conclusive argumentation on clear boundaries between Echinopsis macrogona and Echinopsis peruviana and I think DNA testing is the one tool that should be used to decide this. However, since there is no country of origin, type locality or Herbarium piece of the original Cereus macrogonus, which makes it impossible to compare other populations against it. And this is pretty much the crux of the problem. 

Echinopsis macrogona / Trichocereus macrogonus Huariquina in Matucana

Below you can see some photos from Huariquina in Matucana. All plants there are very beautiful and among the most visually pleasing Trichocereus species we know. Icaro DNA and Los Gentiles look very much like this. The plants grow columnar, but with a clear tendency to lean over every now and then. They do not really grow prostrate, but they don´t always grow a 100% columnar either. 

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Copyright: Chavin Herbalists

Echinopsis macrogona / Trichocereus macrogonus Pomolargo

Pomolargo is another Peruvianus population that is a glowing example for the beauty of this species. 

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Echinopsis macrogona / Trichocereus macrogonus Collana Roja in Matucana

Collana Roja is another Matucana population that is typical for Echinopsis macrogona. The spines are brow, sometimes even red, and this is one of the only traits that are somewhat usable to differentiate between Echinopsis peruviana and Echinopsis macrogona. Again, most are mostly synonymous anyways, which is underlined through the fact that Echinopsis macrogona was never found again, from the time on that Britton and Rose wrote their description of Trichocereus peruvianus. That alone speaks volumes and the reason is that all the plants which were formerly identified as Cereus macrogonus were later attributed to Britton and Rose´s name. There are differences between the two descriptions, but they are rather small- 

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Copyright: Chavin Herbalists

Echinopsis macrogona / Trichocereus macrogonus Collana Pichu in Matucana

Collana Pichu is very similar in regards to the phenotype and gets very close to Collana Roja. 

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Copyright: Chavin Herbalists

Echinopsis macrogona / Trichocereus macrogonus Sucro in Matucana

In Sucro we´ve seen some plants that were relatively short spined or even spineless. There´s quite a few regional forms of this species that is spineless, but these plants are usually very spiny as seedlings and only lose their spines later on. In particular, we´ve grown some seeds of Collana Roja, which are quite spiny as seedlings and we hope they will lose their spines later on.

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Trichocereus Hybrid ‘SAARLAND’ by Rolf Autenrieth

The Trichocereus hybrid SAARLAND is a hybrid created by Rolf Autenrieth. It is a sister plant of the SAARTAL and SAARWELLEN.

Breeder: Rolf Autenrieth

Cross: Echinopsis pachanoi x Echinopsis obrepanda v. calorubra (also known as Pseudolobivia calorubra).

It is a beautiful hybrid with a pink to purple colored flower. The flower is not as wavy as the flower of the SAARWWELLEN, but it´s definitely a fine hybrid that shows traits of both parents. The spines rather follow the Echinopsis obrepanda, while the body shows some clear columnar tendencies.

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Various populations of Trichocereus santaensis / Peruvianus in Peru

Trichocereus santaensis, also known as Echinopsis santaensis, is a rare Trichocereus species from the Santa Valley in Peru. It was described by Backeberg and Rauh, and its status is currently not really clear. There should be some DNA testing to investigate whether or not it deserves to be treated as a correct species and the issue is a complicated one. T. santaensis has many different regional forms, some of which get very close to other Peruvian species. Sometimes, plants have traits of more than one species and without DNA testing, it is hard to distinguish them reliably. 

On this page I want to show some of the unique and beautiful populations in Peru.

Some forms are very close to Trichocereus peruvianus or Trichocereus pachanoi, while there certainly are very unique populations that might actually be a separate and correct species. For example, the forms from Ichoca, Chanca or Huata are the ones that we want to see tested via DNA testing. 

Trichocereus santaensis photos

Cochao

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Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Huantar

T. santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Lucma

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Trichocereus / Echinopsis santaensis Pomachanka

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Tr. santaensis / E. santaensis San Marcos

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Trichocereus / Echinopsis santaensis Mal Paso

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Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Wuallac

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Mancos

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T. santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Chancha

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T. santaensis with the Santa valley in the background

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Trichocereus santaensis Chanca

Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Huata

Trichocereus santaensis Huata seeds

Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Huari Maio/Mayo

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Trichocereus Hybrids VOLUME 2 available now! Echinopsis book

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The moment we´ve all been waiting for is here. The new Trichocereus Hybrids book TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2 as well as the bonus content can officially be ordered through our shop.  First come, first served. I don´t wanna talk around the bushes for too long….check out our funky Trichocereus link.

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Trichocereus Australia: Photos of an amazing collection

This amazing Trichocereus Australia collection can be found in a private garden in Australia. We were given the chance to show this beautiful collection here on our site and I am proud to have it. All photos: Simon Maddern

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Trichocereus huarazensis / Echinopsis huarazensis

Trichocereus huarazensis is a columnar cactus from Huaraz in Peru. It is not an official species and it is a commercial variety of Trichocereus pachanoi that goes back to Karel Knize. Knize sold seeds and plants from a wild population in Huaraz. A Trichocereus grower in the United States obtained a cutting from Mr. Knize, which was the start for this rare clone in the Trichocereus community. Today, Trichocereus huarazensis is used in many different hybrid crosses of the US breeder Misplant, and it was also used by crosses of the US breeder Nitrogen.
There is also a wild collection of Trichocereus seeds from Huaraz that was collected by Chavin Herbalists. The collection is called Huarazino and it is probably from the same plants that Karel Knize collected his seeds from too.

The original Trichocereus huarazensis clone

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Trichocereus huarazensis in the wild, also called Huarazino, from chavin Herbalist.

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Hey guys, here are some of the cactus shirts / Trichocereus shirts for the upcoming book TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2: SAN PEDRO HYBRIDS. Once again we will have a campaign on Indiegogo and the best 6 or 7 shirts will be available exclusively through the campaign. I haven´t decided which ones we´ll keep, but I wanna show you some of the ones our designer made so far. These shirts will be extremely limited and only printed on demand, so there will probably not be more than 10 shirts per design. If you want to be notified when the book campaign (with all the shirts) will go online, just subscribe to my newsletter at trichocereus.net/newsletter.

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The new Echinopsis and Trichocereus Database Wiki

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The new Echinopsis and Trichocereus Database Wiki

We started a new Echinopsis and Trichocereus Database. It´s a project that´s open for everyone.

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Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I´ve been working on a new Trichocereus and Echinopsis database. The website can be found at http://echinopsis.org and it will feature all known Trichocereus and Echinopsis species, clones and hybrids. It´s basically the updated Trichocereus.net NAMED CLONE DATABASE, but greatly expanded and on a new website. The old database will stay available, but the future updates will go into the new database.
It was important to me that I could put it on its own website to allow this project to grow to the space that it deserves. Trichocereus.net has reached an incredible size, and the content that´s produced here is so much that I am running out of space in the side bar. Which is honestly a great problem to have.

So yeah, I recently had a lengthy discussion with some of the members in our Facebook group, who asked me if there´s a chance to create a Wiki with all the clones and cultivars that we know and since I am a man of few words, I created a website under the domain Echinopsis.org. This website will not only feature all the botanical species, but it will also have all the clones and hybrids belonging to Trichocereus, Echinopsis, Lobivia and other related hybrids. Right now I am adding the first colored Trichocereus and Echinopsis hybrids, and I will also add monstrose, variegated and crested clones that are well know.

Everyone who wants to help by posting photos or add descriptions, please let me know. This is a huge project and help is greatly appreciated. We need all the photos we can get and if you want to help just send me a message to EG@trichocereus.net. I hope to grow this website into a quality source of information and photos. Building websites takes time, so I expect the website to grow naturally over the course of the next 2-3 years, and the more helpers the better.

 

 

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Trichocereus pachanoi in Parque de las Leyendas Peru

Hey guys, wanted to show these new photos from Lima, Peru. Many Trichocereus pachanoi, but also some other interesting plants that deserve to be seen. Thanks again for providing the photos and for making advertising for these glorious plants. Muchas Gracias. 😉

Photos of Trichocereus pachanoi from PARQUE DE LAS LEYENDAS

Parque de Las Leyendas

Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Also check out our Trichocereus Facebook group here:

https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

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CACTUS COUNTRY: Heaven for Trichocereus Fans

Today I want to show you one of the most interesting and beautiful cactus collections in Australia: CACTUS COUNTRY in Strathmerton, Victoria.

Some of you may already know about this wonderful place, but for everyone that´s new to this community it´s my great pleasure to give you an impression of some of their plants. CACTUS COUNTRY has been around for over 25 years and with all the giant and flowering sized cacti it looks better every year. The CACTUS COUNTRY collection covers a 10 acre site and is located 30 minutes north of Shepparton.
If you ever happen to have some free time to kill and want to see some incredible cacti, please pay them a visit and support them by taking one of their famous tours.
Cactus Country can also be booked for special occasions such as wedding ceremonies or parties.
Imagine celebrating your birthday with thousands of flowering cacti all around…sure sounds like fun to me. 😉 The owners Jim and Julie Hall also rent out the location for movies, photo shoots, weddings and functions in general. If you ever came across some wedding photos with huge cacti all around on social media, then chances are that it was at Cactus Country.

Below you can also find  their contact information so you can get in touch with Jim and Julie to inquire about tours or visits. An average tour is 40 minutes and visitors can choose plants during the tour and buy a cutting. They also have a plant sales area with many options of species and sizes. Besides all of that, they have a Mexican cafe for the visitors, where they can try cactus cake and cactus ice cream.

So yeah, it´s very important to me to support their amazing collection and to make you aware of the great stuff they have. There aren´t so many cactus collections of this size and it costs a lot of money to keep all the plants healthy and to maintain the collection.

Below you can find a small part of the photos that they post and these are really just the tip of the iceberg.  I am very proud that I can show some of them here on Trichocereus.net.

CACTUS COUNTRY 
4986 Murray Valley Highway
Strathmerton, VIC 3641
0427 745 271
info@cactuscountry.com.au
Website: http://aloeessenceaustralia.com

The following photos show just a small part of the plants you can see there. There are not only Trichocereus, but Neoraimondia, Soehrensia, Hildewintera and many more. Check them out!



Cactus Country Trichocereus

Photos from Cactus Country

      

 

 

 

 

Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

Also check out our Trichocereus Facebook group here:

https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Vol. 3: The Genus Trichocereus – Patrick Noll Echinopsis

THE GENUS TRICHOCEREUS is the result of my ongoing work as a botanist and cactus grower with focus on the genus Trichocereus. It has been a work in progress for many years and will be released in the near future. THE GENUS TRICHOCEREUS will be the last and final chapter in my Trichocereus trilogy and is going to be a one of a kind book with hundreds of photos from habitats or collections all over the world.

The book offers all the descriptions, photos and information about Trichocereus and combines old knowledge with the newest DNA data to show connections between some of the lesser known Trichocereus species.

THE GENUS TRICHOCEREUS is a mammoth project that took years and years of preparation. It will be the biggest and most ambitioned project I ever made. Release date, not sure but we´re working on it.

If you want to support this project with photos or information feel free to send me a message to EG [@] trichocereus.net. (Without the brackets).

Cover: Jason Hollinger & Neil Brougham (This is an early promo cover and the final book will almost certainly have a different cover.

The Genus Trichocereus
  • Trichocereus Books BUNDLE A (Volume 1+2) Echinopsis Cactus book