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Trichocereus ‘Lupita’ Aplantis MT06

Trichocereus ‘Lupita’ Aplantis MT06

The Trichocereus clone Lupita was collected in Huaraz, Peru! The collection took place in 2013 and was assigned with the collection code MT06. The plant grew in front of a store whose owner´s name was Lupita. She gifted this beautiful Trichocereus clone to the person who imported it into the EU, from where it made the rounds to other growers all around the world. It is a really nice and interesting  strain from Peru.

Lupita Trichocereus pachanoi

Trichocereus pachanoi LupitaLupita San pedro Trichocereus

Photos: www.aplantis.net 

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone A”

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone A”

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone A” 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 “Clone A” is sometimes called Molten Wax Pachanoi or Melted Wax Pachanoi too. It forms thick fans of cristate growth and occasionally reverts to normal growth or monstrose colums that look very much like molten wax. It is said that no two plants are the same and it can be greatly variable.

Both Clone A and Clone B are extremely similar and I have doubts both are actually two different strains, and not just different manifestations of the same clone.

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa "Clone A"

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa "Clone A"

Gnosis Garden Clone (Trichocereus cuzcoensis) Update

Gnosis Garden Clone (Trichocereus cuzcoensis)

Floyd from Magical Botanicals grew this from seed imported from Gnostic Garden. He brought about 24 of these seedlings to one of the early Australian conferences [Ethnobotanica 1 or 2 in 2001/2002] and sold them there. SAB bought a few and conference participants snapped up the rest. As well as these 24 plants, he also supplied an unknown number to a shop called Medicine Garden. All of these plants were sold as ‘Gnosis’ – a name either Floyd or Torsten from SAB decided on at the conference. That means that technically, Gnosis is a strain or regional form of T. cuzcoensis, not a clone. Though there are many similarities to the importer GNOSTIC GARDEN, the name is indeed „Gnosis Garden Clone”, not “Gnostic Garden Clone” or “Gnosis”. SAB sold all of their propagating stock at one stage, so they had to go back to their single display plant for prop material. Therefore, for the last 10 years or more all gnosis originating from SAB is indeed a clone from a single plant.
GNOSTIC GARDEN delivered Gnosis to a large number of smaller shops, who imported it into Australia in the late 90s or 2000s. The Gnosis Garden Clone (though not originally a clone, but later on) became of the most common clones in Australia at that time. It is very likely that this strain probably originated from Knize, who is (BY FAR) the biggest source for different types from the Tr. cuzcoensis group  and it´s very likely that Gnostic Garden got their stock from Knize; either directly or indirectly through the hands of another retailer or wholesaler. The wide distribution makes this clone one of the most common strains in Australia. It has massive long spines with rounded spine bases and a typical Cuzcoensis appearance. Due to the fact that Knize has offered all kinds of types from the Cuzcoensis group over the past 50 years, it´s probably not possible to pin this clone down to a certain KK number.

The GNOSIS GARDEN CLONE (GNOSTIC GARDEN) was also sold by the SAB nursery and can be bought from them.

Gnosis Trichocereus Mutant

Pic: MUTANT


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Photo: Conv3rge (Plant from the SAB store)

Gnosis Garden Clone

Gnosis

 

Trichocereus ‘Lumberjack’ Echinopsis lageniformis

Trichocereus ‘Lumberjack’ Echinopsis lageniformis

The LUMBERJACK clone or LUMBERJACKUS is a rare and sought after Trichocereus that was found in a Lumberjack store in Sacramento by Decker Davies. Its actually an Echinopsis lageniformis with very distinct traits. It has a very typical double-pair spination and a fat body. This clone is known to flower abundantly and it is currently used by US breeder Misplant and Nitrogen.

It is believed to be a hybrid between Echinopsis lageniformis and another species, but it could also be a strange botanical form of Echinopsis lageniformis. For example, the populations from Isla del Sol look very similar.

This clone is really rare and Misplant is one of the few breeders that use it in their crosses. He makes multiple crosses per year with it.

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis Trichocereus bridgesii

Nitrogen

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis Trichocereus bridgesii

Trichocereus Nitrogen 2

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis Trichocereus bridgesii  4

Trichocereus  Echinopsis lageniformis Nitrogen 3

Those pics are from Misplant´s mother plants. Copyright: Misplant.net

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant

Trichocereus Misplant

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant 2

Trichocereus  Misplant 2

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant 4

Trichocereus Echinopsis Misplant 4

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant 7

Trichocereus Lumberjack Misplant 6

 

Trichocereus ‘ICARO DNA’ (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus ‘ICARO DNA’ (Echinopsis)

ICARO DNA is a strain of Trichocereus macrogonus/peruvianus from Peru. They are collected by the reputable vendor Icaro, who has been active for many years now.

Their strain is an extremely blue and spiny Peruvianus strain that comes from the Matucana region on Peru. Everyone who ever grew some of them knows that they are THE epitome of a non-cuzco Peruvianus.
The shop owner Julio & his ICARO DNA shop have been around forever and just earned a reputation for their consistently great quality.

The ICARO seeds were picked up by many shops and ended up being one of the more common strains around Australia and other parts of the world. Those plants are not clones, but grown from Matucana seeds which are genetically diverse.

Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure! The Photos were donated by Trichocereus.com.au, SAB member Getafix, Blowng,Naja Naja & Sebastian Preiss! If you want to see some more photos of Icaro DNA, check out our Trichocereus Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

BLOWN Photobucket icaro

ICARO DNA BLOWNG 2

ICARO DNA BLOWNGICARO DNA Getafix

ICARO DNA Rod

ICARO DNA Sebastian Preiss

Icaro DNA

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

HB01 (Trichocereus puquiensis)

HB01 (Trichocereus puquiensis)

Trichocereus HB01 is a clone that originally comes from the Australian Shop HERBALISTICS. The plant was sourced from a garden in the Australian city Gatton in Queensland. The clone is usually short spined, but can get more spiny at a larger size.

I originally described this clone as some kind of Tr. peruvianus. Looking back, this was probably not the case. Through my extensive research for my book, I spent a lot of time researching Trichocereus puquiensis and I feel like the HB01 clone is very similar to what I know as Tr. puquiensis from Ritter´s old description. It basically is a long-spine Pachanoi that tends to have a higher number of ribs. Tr. puquiensis has usually 8 – 10 ribs and the pics that I got from the SAB member LHB2444 it definitely fits the description. It also has the orange spines that do NOT have swollen spine bases. That´s actually very typical for Tr. puquiensis as well.

t peru HB01

t peru HB01 1

The photos below (Zed240) show a plant that was labeled HB01 but looks a little bit different and has substantially longer spines as the one in the first two pics. That being said, there is a great variability within all the Trichocereus species, so I would not be surprised if that difference in spine length is caused by environmental factors. There also are 5 – 6 ribbed plants from Puquio and this second plant might be one of them. But no matter if the HB01 clone is actually a Trichocereus puquiensis or a Trichocereus peruvianus, it definitely as an amazing plant that will look awesome in your collection. You can find the description and photos of Tr. puquiensis here!

Trichocereus Peruvianus_HB01 Zed__006Photos: Zed240

Trichocereus Peruvianus_HB01 Zed__008

Trichocereus Peruvianus_HB01 Zed__007

Trichocereus Peruvianus_HB01 Zed__005

 

Trichocereus bridgesii cv. Melty Crest

Trichocereus bridgesii cv. Melty Crest

The Melty Crest Bridgesii (sic) is a clone that goes around since a couple of years and most likely originated from some of the european professional Growers who sow out insane numbers of seed to get a very high number of mutants.

Clones of this one were sold for over 100 Euros, though i also saw some that did not sell for 10-20 Euros, which shows that it sometimes isn´t worth starting a bidding war over a small propagated clone on Ebay.  There are some clones that never come back if you miss the opportunity, but this is not one of them. It´s rare, but it´s out there!

This clone should neither be confused with the Trichocereus Bridgesii Monstrose Type A & Type B nor the Trichocereus bridgesii “Melted Wax”. The latter is a candle-like monstrose that´s available from the American nursery Sacred Succulents!

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Nitrogen: N1 (Trichocereus bridgesii)

Nitrogen: N1 (Trichocereus bridgesii)

The N1 clone comes from our friend Nitrogen. The pics were all provided by Nitrogen and he used this plant in numerous cross. It is a Trichocereus bridgesii with a massive spination and beautiful golden/orange spines.

The plants I saw have 6 ribs and 3 – 5 long and sharp spines that you really don´t want to get too close to. I am still trying to get flower pics of the N1 and I´ll update this post as soon as I am able to get some. This clone has a much more massive appearance than many other plants with Tr. bridgesii genetics.

In 2012, Nitrogen used the N1 in the following crosses:

TPM x N1

Psycho0 x N1

N1 x TPQC

N1 3

N1 2

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N1 4

 

LC002 – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

LC002 – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

This plant is named after a member of the NOOK or SHOOMERY forum called Liberty Caps, who spread seeds involving LC001 and LC002 many years ago. All the plants grown from those crosses are NOT clones, but hybrids between Tr. pachanoi x Tr. bridgesii (LC001) and Trichocereus bridgesii x Tr. pachanoi (LC002).

Please note that this was quite a while ago and I assume it must have been around 2007 or 2008 when Liberty Caps gave away his seeds.
Though the LC002 mother plant looks highly unusual, it´s most likely a Tr. bridgesii! But I didn´t find so many pics myself; so please contact me if you happen to have pics of any of those hybrids.

I received some seeds back in 2008 or 2009, but was not able to get them to germinate because it´s been a while since they were traded around. On the internet, there only is very little information to be found about LC001 and LC002 and almost any source I found just talks about germinated some of this LC001 Trichocereus pachanoi x Trichocereus bridgesii and LC002 Trichocereus bridgesii x Tr. pachanoi seed.

This plant was grown by a SAB member in Australia and it´s very possible that offspring from the same cross looks a little bit different. So technically, this is not a clone but one of the plants that grew from the seed labeled LC002.

LC002 Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

LC002 - Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

 

Trichocereus ‘J2’ (Echinopsis) Cactus Country

Trichocereus ‘J2’ (Echinopsis) Cactus Country

J2 is a hybrid from Cactus Country.

Just like the other J-hybrids, this clone comes from Cactus Country in Strathmerton, Australia. They were named after the owner Jim, who built an amazing collection filled with beautiful Trichos.

Most people call this an Echinopsis pachanoi, but I do not agree. The distance between the areoles and the flower indicate a Trichocereus bridgesii hybrid. If not as the mother, then as the father.The clone clone was propagated and distributed by SAB forum member PD, who still uses the J hybrids for hybrid cultivation. All of them, including the J2 are hybrids.

J1 = Trichocereus peruvianus / pachanoi hybrid. Apart from the long spines, it looks like a Tr. pachanoi.

J2 = Trichocereus bridgesii hybrid or hybrid between Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus bridgesii.

J3 = Trichocereus peruvianus

JB = Trichocereus bridgesii

If you want to see more photos of the J hybrids and clones, you can check out our Trichocereus Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

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t pach J2 spines

J2 in Cactus Country – Photo: Rodni Kisar

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