Category: NCDB A-F

Trichocereus “Clone Two” (Aplantis)

Trichocereus “Clone Two” (Aplantis)

This Trichocereus clone  was brought back from Peru by Manuel Terra who collected in in 2013 in Huaraz. The plant originally stood beside a Ceviche Restaurant. The owner of this restaurant gifted a cutting to Mr. Terra, who then brought it back to Europe and propagated numerous cuttings.

This clone is available from Aplantis.net every now and then. It is a very fine and curvy clone that produces a beautiful growth. The plants are usually bright green, but with the tendency to become very glaucous and the spines are relatively small, sometimes completely absent. The areoles are larger and more hairy than the ones of Clone One and the skin also produces a much more glaucous growth at times.

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If you enjoyed this article, check out some of our other database entries. For example, here´s some about Trichocereus macrogonus or Trichocereus pachanoi.

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Clone One (Trichocereus pachanoi – Aplantis)


Clone One (Trichocereus pachanoi – Aplantis)

Clone One is a Trichocereus pachanoi clone that was made available by the owner of the website Aplantis.net! The clone was collected in Cajabamba in Peru in 2013. Its main characteristics are the bright green epidermis color and the rather uniquely shaped V-notches. It has 6 – 7 ribs and very short spines. This San Pedro also reminds me of the Ecuadorian plants, which makes it a beautiful and rare plant.

At the original site, this plant was hacked down by the previous owner and dumped beside a road. In Peru, those plants are often used as natural fencing and it is very common for the plants to be removed and thrown away at some point. In this case, it was a real case of luck that made this clone available.

Aplantis sometimes offers Clone One in our Trichocereus Facebook group or through his website www.Aplantis.net. His prices are very affordable and it is one of the most typical and attractive Trichocereus pachanoi clones I know of. If you want to buy a cutting of this clone, you should message Aplantis through his website.

 

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On the following two photos you can see how the plants looked when Aplantis came across them.

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Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B”


Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B”

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B” is a mutant cultivar of Trichocereus pachanoi. There are two very common mutant cultivars of Trichocereus pachanoi. Sacred Succulents lists them as CLONE A and CLONE B. Please note that they are not the same as the two Trichocereus bridgesii  Monstrosa cultivars that are also listed under that name.

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B” forms clumps of coral or brain-like cristate growth. Often offsets monstrose branches that mutate in a variety of interesting ways. (Sacred Succulents).

Both Clone A and Clone B are very similar and I would not be surprised if they are actually different incarnations of the same clone. That said, there definitely are differences between the plants that I inspected.

 

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Fields Validus (Trichocereus)


Fields Validus (Trichocereus validus)

This plant is one of the most popular and famed plants in the Australian Fields collection. This plant is a beautiful textbook specimen of the often-misunderstood species Trichocereus validus (Monviella).
It is still unknown from where Robert Fields sourced his plants, but I am positive we can add some more information soon. There were two different Validus plants growing at the (now defunct) Fields collection and I was lucky enough to get some photos of both plants by SAB member Terrapin! (Thanks again, mate! :-D)

If you want to learn more about the species Trichocerus validus, check out the page about it here: Trichocereus validus

 

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Here is another plant that was growing at the Fields collection. Those photos came from Terrapin as well and I am happy to have them around:

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Here are some photos showing the Fields Validus clones being grown by other Australian members;

 

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Photos: Jordan Calleija
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Trichocereus validus from Shed and Garden (Jon Nichols)

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Chemical Shaman´s D*ck (Trichocereus bridgesii)


Chemical Shaman´s D*ck (Trichocereus bridgesii) (UPDATE DEC 2015)

NO, that is not supposed to read “DUCK”. 😉

Chemical Shamans D*ck aka CSD is a new Clone that was introduced by SAB Member Ferret, who brought it into circulation in honor of the Member Chemical Shaman, who unfortunately passed away.

According to Ferret, the Clone was grown from a batch of Trichocereus bridgesii Seed, which were provided by the NOOK Member BEEKER.

The Clones Characteristics are a very stunted, almost monstrous Look with a very unique Spination, which is very unlike other Trichocereus bridgesii. Besides, if seen from above, the Plant has a Look that reminds of a Lophophora williamsii, which is WAY COOl!

At this point, we couldn´t observe a flower yet, but will certainly add Flower Pics as soon as we get some.
The copyright on all those pics belongs to SAM, who donated those pics for the database!

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Eileen – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)


Eileen – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

Eileen is an Australian Trichocereus clone that belongs to Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis.

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Eileen is one of the most popular Clones that were spread through the SAB Trading Forums and became very well known among Trichocereus – Growers Worldwide!

Eileen was originally distributed by the Member reshroomED and is a TRICHOCEREUS BRIDGESII  with rather short golden spines. Apart from that, it looks like a pretty typical Trichocereus Bridgesii but flowers very rarely for most australian Growers. Nonetheless, Flowers have already been reported and some People managed to actively breed with it. Unfortunately, ED passed away this year and we and the rest of the Trichocereus community will always keep him in our hearts.

Buy seeds or plants of Eileen: The Eileen clone is one of the rarest that are known in the australian Trichocereus community. Please note that though many of those clones are Australian clones, it is my goal to make them more known throughout the rest of the world. Whenever this plant turns up on platforms like Ebay, the prices are insane. I saw one auction going for 100+ dollars and I havent seen one of them ever since. There are very few breeders who actively breed with this plant, though I am not aware of giving some seeds or cuttings away right now. If I was looking for an Eileen Cutting or seeds, my first guess would be to ask at the SAB forum or our Trichocereus Facebook group . Every now and then, there are people who give away really rare cuttings or seeds.

How to recognize Eileen? The biggest help to ID the plant is the weird spination. It has very short spines for a Bridgesii, especially on older specimens. It has double-spination, what makes this clone easy to ID.

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Those pics show the original mother plant during a summer trim.

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And those are some pics that were coming from reshroomED himself. Some of those were shot to point out how variable the spines on this clone actually are. :

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Trichocereus ‘BOGAN’ (Echinopsis)


Trichocereus ‘BOGAN’ (Echinopsis)

The Bogan clone has one of the funniest backgrounds of all the clones that are known in the community. It all goes back to the year 2006, when the SAB Member DuG discovered a very cool type of (back then, suspected Trichocereus macrogonus) growing in front of a house. He initially asked for a cutting (which he was lucky enough to get) and next time he got there, he realized that the large motherplants had been hacked down by the “bogan” homeowners. And not only had they hacked them down, but they also tried to burn them. He immediately asked if he could take them with him and they were more than happy to get rid of them…because…you know, cacti don´t burn so well. Here is DuG´s original picture on SAB just to show you how they were looking back then.

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Copyright DuG, have a look at the complete Thread on SAB here!

Well yeah, and the plant was passed down from DuG to many other SAB members, of which some of them still grow them today. Copyright Prier.

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So far, I havent seen a flower pic but I will certainly update this page as soon as I get some. The plants usually have a very bright green epidermis and look very much like the Ecuadorian types. On the earlier pics, they looked a lot more like a peruvianus, but this clone shows it´s genetics on the young growth. But for a pachanoi, it can get very long spines and it definitely is a very cool plant!

 

Bruce – Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis


Bruce – Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis

BRUCE is a beautiful Trichocereus bridgesii aka Echinopsis lageniformis with very broad ribs and a funny spination. Just like many other, it is a Trichocereus hybrid of Australian origin. Because of the broad ribs, this plant tends to have relatively few ribs. Most plants I´ve seen had between 4 and 6 ribs. The mother plant goes back to the SAB member BLACKDRAGON, who had a giant monster of this amazing plant growing in his garden. He also managed to get it to flower and the flower was relatively typical for a Tr.bridgesii.

This clone is suspected to be somewhat related to the Tr. bridgesii clone EILEEN, that was growing in front of reshroomED´s house. Personally, I would not be surprised if both were grown from similar or the same seed lots. But that´s just speculation and I have yet to hear more detailed information on the background. The plant is also known to show a “melting” look from time to time, which indicates that this is (at least partially) mutated somehow. BRUCE comes from South Australia and is also very similar to the clone MBN95/ SUPER BRIDGE, which more or less lost as I do not know of anyone who has that  plant with an intact label.

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Where to buy cuttings or seeds of BRUCE (Trichocereus bridgesii)?

BRUCE is one of the rarer hybrids from Australia and I know of no breeder that is currently breeding with it. I know of various hybrids involving Bruce and it will take a few more years until we see the results of these Trichocereus bridgesii seeds.

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Fields Macrogonus (Trichocereus macrogonus -Echinopsis macrogona)

Fields Macrogonus (Trichocereus macrogonus -Echinopsis macrogona)

Trichocereus macrogonus ‘Fields’, also known as Fields Macrogonus is a Trichocereus that was originally part of the legendary Fields collection in Australia. The collection was founded in the early days of cactus collecting. Most of the plants from Fields, including the Fields Macro, were brought to Australia through Harry Blossfeld´s South America expedition. This was long before all the import restrictions on plants and cacti were put in place. The garden is now owned by Robert Fields, who took over the garden from his father, the person who began with the collection. 

Now back to the history of the Fields Macro. Harry Blossfeld, who was a field botanist, offered some cactus shares to finance his 1935 South America Expedition and Mr. Field was one of the people who took the chance to invest in it. In return, he received some very cool cacti that grew in what is known as the “Field´s Collection”. In addition, Mr. Field seems to have bought some plants or seeds from Friedrich Ritter, because some of their plants were (at least officially) discovered by Ritter, such as Trichocereus knuthianus.

This Fields Macro, also known as Trichocereus macrogonus ‘Fields’,  is one of the oldest confirmed specimens of Trichocereus macrogonus that are labeled as such. Of course there are still plants around from the early days of cactus taxonomy, but the majority of them have lost their labels. 

At the time of the expeditions, Britton and Rose had just described their Trichocereus species Trichocereus pachanoi, Trichocereus bridgesii and Trichocereus peruvianus and Trichocereus macrogonus was still a very well known species, even more well-known than Trichocereus peruvianus. 

There are a lot of plants labeled Trichocereus macrogonus on the market today, but the great confusion surrounding the name makes it very hard to differentiate between the ones that were originally called Trichocereus macrogonus and the ones that modern nurseries or seed collectors just identified themselves. On the commercial seed market, you can get all kinds of different species under the name Trichocereus macrogonus and plants from the commercial market are generally unfit to be used as standard for Trichocereus macrogonus.

Most Trichocereus macrogonus strains from Peru usually fall into the species Trichocereus peruvianus, which is why I think both names are at least partially synonymous.

In addition, the original description of T.macrogonus was very incomplete. There is no country of origin, no good photos from the earliest examples of Cereus macrogonus, no Herbarium specimen, no early flower description etc.  

From the time when Britton and Rose described T. peruvianus, the original Trichocereus macrogonus was never found again and today no one really knows which plant was originally described in the description. And because of that, an early example of Trichocereus macrogonus that goes back to the 1930s is a great thing! If you are interested in the history of Trichocereus Macrogonus, check out my article here:

Trichocereus macrogonus / Echinopsis macrogona

Personally, I think the Fields Macrogonus looks very much like a Matucana Peruvianus such as Icaro DNA or Los Gentiles. This particular form of Trichocereus peruvianus has brown spines and is very close to the overall description of Cereus peruvianus.  

Pictures: By Rodni! Thank you very much!

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