BK10508.4 Trichocereus lamprochlorus, Tiatako, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Synonyms: Trichocereus lamprochlorus, Cereus lamprochlorus, Trichocereus lamprochlora, Echinopsis lamprochlora, Echinocereus lamprochlora
There is huge confusion around this species but as far as i can tell it from the first Pic, this is absolutely correct. Please note the similarity to Trichocereus spachianus.
The plant that Ben and his colleagues were visiting in Cochabamba in Bolivia is a very big deal, given the fact that this is actually one of the few locations where Trichocereus lamprochlorus grows in nature. Trichocereus neolamprochlorus is similar and closely related. This plant does not grow as columnar as this one and is close to the group forming Trichocereus candicans. These days, Trichocereus neolamprochlorus is no longer regarded as a good species.
The plant on the following photos is what the modern taxonomy understands as Trichocereus lamprochlorus. It is different to the Trichocereus neolamprochlorus mentioned before.
Unfortunately, there is no pic of the flower but it should flower in white.
Sacred Succulents collected some Seeds and assigned the collection number BK10508.4 T. lamprochlorus, but so far, i haven’t seen any plants grown from this seed yet.
Copyright: Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com
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