Chavín de Huántar: Trichocereus & San Pedro

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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 be from 1200BC and the age of this complex is energically discussed among archaeologists.

Chavin is located in the Ancash area and holds great religious as well as historic significance, which is why the center was in the midst of the Chavin culture. Chavín de Huántar is located near the important Peruvian city Lima and lies at the confluence of two large rivers: The Rio Mosnar and the Huanchecsa river. Chavin has a great botanic variety and is home to a large number of different plants and Trichocereus species.

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Photos from the Sacred Succulents Field Trips. Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com. 

Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 

The type that is usually known from Chavin De Huantar is probably somewhere between Trichocereus cuzcoensis and Trichocereus peruvianus. We saw plants that clearly belonged into the San Pedro & Trichocereus pachanoi group as well as other weird plants…some of which even look like Trichocereus huanucoensis.

 

Chavin de Huantar Trichocereus

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Another great Specimen from the Ancash Region. Chavin in Peru.

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BK09509.1 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru

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BK09509.1 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 2009

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This legendary photo is made by Aplantis.net:

Chavin Ogun Slice 2

Photo: Aplantis.net

This plant has a great history and most people who visit the area can´t go by without taking loads of photos. It´s one of my most favorite plants.

Chavin Ogun Slice 6

Those plants were posted by Chavin Herbalist. They are trying to preserve the Chavin genetics and posted some amazing photos on Facebook. Check them out!

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Chavin Huan Shuma

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