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Akersia / Hildewintera Hybrid Otto Schultz

Hildewintera / Akersia Hybrid OTTO SCHULTZ is a popular intergeneric hybrid that produces beautiful little flowers that look a bit similar to Cleistocactus flowers. They are roughly 9 cm in diameter and have a nice purple color. I personally love this hybrid and made various crosses with it. In regards to the potential I am not sure how it´ll do when paired with other parents, but I see a lot of potential for crosses with Trichocereus. The parents of Otto Schultz are (Hildewintera aureispina x Akersia roseiflora) x Echinopsis eyriesii v. grandiflora.

Cactus Flower Video of Akersia Otto Schultz

Photos of Akersia / Hildewintera Otto Schultz

Akersia / Hildewintera  Otto Schultz (Hildewintera aureispina x Akersia roseiflora) x Echinopsis eyriesii v. grandiflora.
Akersia / Hildewintera  Otto Schultz (Hildewintera aureispina x Akersia roseiflora) x Echinopsis eyriesii v. grandiflora. 1
Akersia / Hildewintera  Otto Schultz (Hildewintera aureispina x Akersia roseiflora) x Echinopsis eyriesii v. grandiflora. 2

More photos of this amazing hybrid can be seen in our hybrids group at Facebook.com/groups/echinopsis

Seeds of Akersia Hybrid Otto Schultz are sometimes available in my shop at https://trichocereus.net/trichocereus-seeds-trichocereus-samen-cactus-cacti/

Trichocereus hybrid ‘SAARLAND’ by Rolf Autenrieth

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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The history of the PC Trichocereus clone – Predominant cultivar

The history of the PC Trichocereus clone – Predominant cultivar

I wanted to clarify some things about the PC Trichocereus clone. What it is, where it probably is from and what it isnt. The name is probably the most overused name in the history of Trichocereus culture. I personally hate it and spent days discussing the whole situation with friends or interested people in the Trichocereus Facebook group. If you hear the word PC in a Trichocereus group, JUST RUN. Log off, go outside and be in your garden. Still, if you actually wonder what those guys are actually talking about, I am happy to shed some light on this issue. Please keep in mind that I hate to use the name of this cultivar, strain or whatever you might want to call it and I will only mention this one time and one time only.

What does PC stands for? It originally means PREDOMINATE CULTIVAR. However, PREDOMINANT CULTIVAR would probably be more appropriate.

PC Trichocereus pachanoi

Photo: moonunitbotanica.com / PC Trichocereus in Australia

Forest & Kim Starr_070320-5800_Echinopsis_pachanoiPC Trichocereus in a garden. Photo: Forest & Kim Starr

Now what is it really and is this all BS?

It is a clone, but there also are other plants grown from seeds that are probably coming from the same site this clone is coming from too. In California and parts of the USA, this clone is really common around parks, schools or gardens. It is very similar to most other San pedros, but it originally comes from Bolivia. This plant was originally collected by Friedrich Ritter and described as Trichocereus riomizquensis.

Trichocereus Riomizquensis 335This is the original photo from Ritter´s book. Do you see the white hairs on the flower and the way the areoles look? Well, keep in mind. You will need it later. Ritters official collection name of this plant was Trichocereus riomizquensis FR856 and they originally comes from Chyllas.

The original site is the Rio Mizque and we and my friends from Sacred Succulents visited the original site a couple of times.  It is extremely similar to Trichocereus pachanoi, but differs in substantial points like the hairs on the flowers and the overall rib structure. Though it is common belief that the San Pedro cactus aka Trichocereus pachanoi grows in Bolivia, all the San Pedro related plants we ever came across IN THE WILD either belonged to Trichocereus bridgesii or Trichocereus scopulicola. That also applies to the regional type from the Rio Mizque. I have all kinds of photos of those plants on the pages about Trichocereus riomizquensis and I don´t want to repeat this information here again.
This is a long-spined version of this but there also are a lot of short-spined ones on that site. I seen them. Just like this PC, they have 6-7 ribs, those weird areoles and golden spines without swollen spine bases. Overall, they are just a short-spined version of Trichocereus bridgesii.

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Let me just say that one thing that the Bolivian Trichocereus species have in common is their drought resistance. They literally live in a hot desert and are a lot more resistant to drought than Trichocereus pachanoi or some of the other Peruvian San Pedros. And that´s where I want to draw the line directly to this Californian clone. Clones & cultivars are not humbug or bullshit….cultivars exist in EVERY field of commercial cultivation and everyone who tells you different is a fool. One such cultivar is actually this Tr. riomizquensis that was originally described by Friedrich Ritter. Is is extremely drought resistant and manages to thrive in the Californian climate. That´s why this plant is literally everywhere there. We tested it numerous times…almost none of those Californian plants were able to mate with each other…simply because they were genetically identical and cuttings of each other. I seen whole nurseries filled up with them because they are so damn easy to grow. They just cut them in small pieces and stick them into the ground. And after five years, they sell it for 30-100 bucks. All those plants share the same flower characteristics and are closer to Trichocereus bridgesii than they are to Trichocereus pachanoi. They are covered with white hairs, which is absolutely typical for Trichocereus bridgesii. I know a Bolivian Trichocereus species when I see one…and this PC is one without a doubt.

The flowers of the PC:

PC Flower_7

Do you see all those white hairs? Good, because it´s important to differentiate between certain Trichocereus species. Trichocereus pachanoi tends to have black or brown hairs, while this PC has white hairs. And that´s typical for the Bolivian San Pedro strains.

pcPachBudDSC_0462Those two photos are from Misplant.net! Check out their seeds because they are amazing.
Well, just compare the photos and see for yourself. The top photo is the flower bud of this PC Trichocereus and the lower one is a bud on a Trichocereus scopulicola. They are at different stages in their development, but I am sure you see the similarity in the important parts. And the same applies to the flower on Trichocereus bridgesii, which is another Bolivian Trichocereus.
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Scop from Misplant.net

Alright, now that we have this out of the way let me just say that the whole internet started having shitty discussions about the PC and what not. Most of the times, those guys just pick out one of the charasteristics of those plants and call  everything that resembles this Californian strain a PC…which is a really bad generalization. Imagine you were a botanist and field explorer that collected seeds in Bolivia. Now you find a cool regionality that produced a whole lot of seeds. Friedrich Ritter was this guy and collected so many seeds that he could populate the whole world with them…which he probably did. He sold his seeds through his Winter Samenlisten (which were written in three languages) and shipped them everywhere. Like literally. People grew them, raised those plants and planted them in their gardens. Some in California, some in Australia and some in other places of the world. That PC clone from California and the rest of the USA is probably just one cutting that was grown from those seeds. All the plants cloned from this one plant are genetically identical. But that doesn´t mean there can´t be more plants grown from the same seeds…which in fact are genetically diverse. You know, this whole site at the Rio Mizque is pretty big and as far as I know, Ritter collected loads of fruits. These days, most labels are lost but what´s left are the plants. And they are usually slapped with a short PC comment in the Facebook groups, though that is only a tiny piece of the puzzle.

And just to make sure this posting here is not misinterpreted. Are all the plants called PC the same? NO, absolutely not. Many people throw this word around and have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Just one example. Here is a Bolivian San Pedro. As those are also related to Trichocereus bridgesii, they have a similar rib structure. Imagine them with long golden spines and you are good to go.

Trichocereus riomizquensis

Tr. aff pachanoi in Boliva

San Pedro in Boliva

Trichocereus aff. pachanoi in Boliva

Well, okay. I want to come to and end but it´s important to make a very good point. YES, there are many San Pedros that are extremely similar to this clone. Not all of them are the same and I am sure there´s a fair amount that has absolutely nothing to do with this PC. But there IS a common clone in the USA (apart from the many other cultivars that are there, such as the three or four types of cereus monstrosa or all the other mutants that are currently flooding ebay. Nurseries are in the money business and they will replicate everything they can sell. And those Bolivian Trichos (and I count that PC in as well) are TAH (Tough as hell). You literally stick them in the ground and they grow. And that played a part in the fact that this PC Trichocereus strain is so common in some parts of the USA.

Alright, I want to sum this up. Everyone is a bit in the right here. The way this plant is discussed recently is out of control. And some people tend to forget that there is a huge number of plants that are really similar to this PC…and they are coming from the habitats. In Peru, there are similar plants and I just posted the examples that you can find in Bolivia as well. But that doesn´t mean that those plants were just invented by cookoo internet theoreticians. They were collected, sold and commercially cultivated. This plant does probably NOT come from Backeberg, which is another theory that was discussed heavily.

Fed vs UnfedThis is a nice Pic that shows the difference between Fed and Unfed PC Trichocereus

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Trichocereus PC Flower

Trichocereus ‘Rosei 2’ Echinopsis

Trichocereus ‘Rosei 2’ Echinopsis

The Trichocereus peruvianus clones Rosei 1 & Rosei 2 are among the most interesting Trichocereus cultivars out there. Both are very glaucous with a dark blue skin. They have yellow or dark brown spines that often have black tips. The old spine growth looks very gray and the areoles are covered with very fine, white wool.

Trichocereus ‘Rosei 2’ was part of the legendary Australian Fields collection. Both Trichocereus rosei clones were brought to Australia by Harry Blossfeld, who was one of the first importers of cacti.  . Prier donated some pics of the original mother plant at Fields and I am extremely glad we have them on the site.

“Rosei 2” is certainly not a real species name and belongs into the context of Trichocereus peruvianus / Echinopsis peruviana. It is very similar to the dark blue Trichocereus peruvianus plants coming from Matucana and it´s possible that it was originally collected there. Either as seeds or as a live cutting. The spine color can be very variable and this clone is known to produce massive spines, which can be seen on some of the photos.

If you want to see more photos of Rosei 1 and Rosei 2, check out our Facebook Trichocereus group: https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus 

T. peruvianus 'Rosei 2' At Fields

T. peruvianus 'Rosei 2'

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T.peru Roseii2 flower

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T.peru Roseii2_3

T.peru Roseii2_4

T.peru Roseii2_1

SS03 (Trichocereus knuthianus)

SS03 (Trichocereus knuthianus)

The SS03 Trichocereus is a clone that was and still is distributed by Sacred Succulents in California. It is a Trichocereus knuthianus that is very similar to the other Knuthianus forms that are available sometimes. The plant has strong spines and very typical V-notches that make it easy to spot. Seed grown seedlings grown from SS03 seeds look very spiny and have thin & yellow spines.

This is Sacred Succulents description from their catalogue. You can get this plant through their website at sacredsucculents.com:

Upright columns to 16′ or more. Dark green stems up to 6″ in diameter. Areoles bear 7 – 9 radial spines up to 1″ and one stout central spine up to 2″ long. White nocturnal flowers. Appears to be a form of Trichocereus peruvianus. Cold hardy to at least 25° Fahrenheit.

 

Sacred Succulents SS03 NR
Photos: Noah Reams

SS03 NR

Saquarema ( Trichocereus)

Saquarema ( Trichocereus pachanoi)

The Saquarema strain is a very rare strain that was discovered in Brazil by a German botanist. The plant is named after the city where it was found. SAQUAREMA is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. It is extremely rare that you find a Trichocereus in Brazil and I am still astonished because this is definitely the first time I heard about a WILD San Pedro in Brazil.
Today, Trichocereus pachanoi can be found in all South American countries but those plants are usually planted out as crops, natural fences or just ornamental plants. Without knowing the situation on the locality, I personally think that it MIGHT have gotten there long time ago with someone who planted it out (maybe with someone who brought it there from Peru) and that this plant has escaped into nature and grew into a the gigantic plant that it is now. But that´s just speculation and without investigating this first hand, it is impossible to know how this rare plant actually ended up there. The botanist who found it is very skilled and trustworthy, so I have reason to believe that this plant was really a wild Pachanoi.

We still learn new things about the San Pedro group, which is also underlined by the fact that Torres & Torres found Tr. pachanoi in the Atacama desert in Chile. Besides, the species name Trichocereus macrogonus has a wild history with people (Schumann) suspecting that Tr. macrogonus might have actually been originally from Brazil. I don´t think the latter is the case because we know Trichocereus peruvianus (and Tr. macrogonus) from Peru and because there is reason to believe that Schumann confused Tr. macrogonus with a Pilosocereus, but it also shows that Brazil still has gray patches that at least deserve further investigation.
Nothing is impossible and I would love to hear more about the status of Trichocereus sp. in this area. Brazil is a wonderful place that still comes up with new cacti every now and then and this would not strike me by surprise. So yeah, I am puzzled by the find of this plant in Brazil, but there are many possibilities and maybe some of our Brazilian friends check the area out sometime soon.

Saquarema is located at the Costa del Sol and is a wonderful place with a wonderful flora and fauna. Unlike popular belief, the Saquarema clone is NOT a Pilosocereus. It falls totally in line with other collections of Trichocereus pachanoi and reminds me of the plants that we know from Chile. It has a bright green epidermis and short stump spines and is partially variegated what makes thing plant even more collectible. The original mother plant was 2 – 3 meters tall and had three strong branches that all were completely yellow.  The botanist managed to find some seeds at the bottom of the mother plant and raised a few seedlings which are now just called SAQUAREMA. One of those seedlings was partially variegated, which is known as the SAQUAREMA Variegate clone. There also are non-variegated plants, but due to the rare nature of this clone they are literally unavailable most of the times.
In very rare cases, the variegated clone is offered in some of the Trichocereus Facebook Groups…but those usually sell pretty fast.
Saquarema Trichocereus pachanoi

Saquarema Trichocereus pachanoi 2

Saquarema Trichocereus pachanoi

Saquarema 2

Super Pedro (Trichocereus scopulicola)

Super Pedro (Trichocereus Scopulicola)

The Super Pedro is a very interesting Scopulicola cultivar! It is probably synonymous or extremely closely related to the cultivar Trichocereus cordobensis.

T. 'Super pedro'The SUPER PEDRO is a very popular clone within the Trichocereus community. I (and many others) originally thought this plant to be some kind of hybrid between Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus scopulicola, but the more I looked into the subject the more obvious it became that this was probably not the case. Everything about the Super Pedro clone just points towards some alternative Scopulicola form other than the standard one.

Many people are convinced that the Super Pedro clone is most likely some sort of hybrid, but that does absolutely not have to be the case. To me, this plant is totally within the range of Trichocereus scopulicola or its close relative Trichocereus crassicostatus.

About 20 years ago, the NMCR distributed loads of Scop seeds that turned out to be a different kind of Scop. That means they were not the same as Friedrich Ritter´s FR991.
Almost all Scops on the market go back to Ritter´s collection. Well, almost all apart from those NMCR Scops.

In Tarija ( Bolivia) Ritter also found a plant that was called Trichocereus crassicostatus, which was a close relative from Trichocereus scopulicola. The whole flower morphology was Scop-like, but those plants were thicker, with very broad ribs and spinier than the original scop. Regardless of the thickness, they definitely belong into the Scopulicola group. And it´s very possible that the Super Pedro is actually this thick Scop-Version that Ritter described as Trichocereus crassicostatus. The photos that Ritter posted were crappy, but the description definitely fits.

There are two cultivars, which both are extremely similar and might even be synonymous. The SUPER PEDRO and TRICHOCEREUS CORDOBENSIS.  Around the same time those two showed up in the Trichocereus growers community, there were some Scopulicola seeds on the market that originated from the NMCR. This version was thicker and substantially differed from Ritter´s FR991…and looks almost identical to the two cultivars mentioned before. My personal guess is that both the Super Pedro and Tr. cordobensis (which btw has nothing to do with the city Cordoba) were originally sourced from the NMCR. They are not genetically identical, but might have been grown from the same batch of seeds.

One of those NMCR Scops can be seen here. The photo was made my M. S. Smith, who has a pretty amazing Flicker account with nothing but cool Tricho pics.

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Well yeah, you can see some more photos of the SUPER PEDRO cultivar down at the bottom of this page. After extensive flower analysis I can definitely say that the Super Pedro is a textbook Scop and is probably not even a hybrid. There´s still the chance that the Super Pedro, the Trichocereus cordobensis cultivar or maybe both are hybrids, but

Buy Seed or Plants: Super Pedro is popular but not available all the time. I know that the SAB member Shruman gave away some seeds a couple of years ago but I havent heard of him in a while and I do not know if he is still breeding. If you are looking for a cutting, you can send me an email. I sometimes have some, but they usually sell out fast.

t cordobenesis_super pedroOh wow, I just discovered that I am retarded because I actually DO have a pic of Cordobensis. This is it! Thanks lhb!

T. 'Super pedro'

Super Pedro – The flower looks very much like a Scop, what makes it very likely that it is actually one.

Trichocereus Scopulicola Super Pedro

Another shot of a Super Pedro. This time from Prier.

Trichocereus hybrids (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus hybrids (Echinopsis)

There are all kinds of Trichocereus hybrids out there and I am happy to show you a couple of the resulting crosses on this page. I will try to update this page as often as I can, to show you what others grew from a certain cross.

Now let me add a little bit of background info to give you an understanding how this breeding works in case you are completely new to this. Almost all Trichocereus species are self-sterile. That means that you need pollen from another plant to produce seed. The pollen donor needs to be genetically different from the receiver. Because of that, it´s not possible to cross two different cuttings from the same mother plant. If you list the parents of a cross, it looks something like this:
Trichocereus peruvianus x Trichocereus bridgesii
That simply means that the Peruvianus is the mother plant, while Trichocereus bridgesii is the Father. In most cases, the resulting offspring comes closer to the mother than to the father. However, there are a lot of exceptions to this and sometimes, the genes of the father are simply more dominant.
You can cross a whole lot of Trichos with each other and most of the crosses will work, if you did it right. But there are some crosses that just genetically don´t match. For example, the seedlings produced by that cross end up being variegated/albinos or simply die. That´s actually very common and can happen all the time. It happens the most when crossing plants like Hildewintera hybrids. And that´s probably because there werent many plants in the gene pool to begin with.

Most Trichocereus species have a white flower and apart from the extremely rare Trichocereus tulhuayacensis, all San Pedros are flowering white. Because of that, this community is trying to breed some San Pedros with colored flowers. There already are a handful of hybrids involving Echinopsis pachanoi with colored flowers. One such Trichocereus hybrid is called SAARWELLEN and the other one is AMUN-RE. But both Trichocereus hybrids are extremely rare.

Now, have a look at some of the photos of Trichocereus hybrids

Trichocereus validus Hybrid

Terscheckii hybrid (1)

Terscheckii hybrid (2)

Terscheckii hybrid (3)

 

Trichocereus terscheckii x  Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Psycho0’

Terscheckii x Psycho San Pedro hybrids

Terscheckii x psycho (2)

 

Echinopsis terscheckii x Echinopsis pachanoi

Terscheckii x Pach (4)

Terscheckii x Pach (3)

Terscheckii x Pach (2)

Terscheckii x Pach (1)

 

 Trichocereus bridgesii ‘SS02’ x ‘Tom Juul´s Giant’

SS02 x Trichocereus bridgesii

SS02 x Bridgessi

SS02 x Bridgesii

 

Echinopsis peruviana ‘Sausage Plant’ x Trichocereus scopulicola

Sausage x Scop

Echinopsis peruviana ‘ROSEI 1’ x OPEN

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Rosei 1 Open 1.JPG Trichocereus Clones O-S

Rosei 1 Open 2.JPG Trichocereus Clones O-S

 

Roseii 1 x Pach 1 Trichocereus Clones O-S

Roseii 1 x Pach 1 Trichocereus Clones O-S

 

Pachanoi x SS02

Pach x SS02 1 Trichocereus Clones O-S

Pach x SS02 2 Trichocereus Clones O-S

 

Echinopsis pachanoi x J3

Echinopsis scopulicola ‘Super Pedro’ x J3

Trichocereus scopulicola ‘Super Pedro’ x  Trichocereus bridgesii ‘HB02’

Fields  x Rosei #1

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Trichocereus bridgesii ‘SS02’ x Sierra Canyon

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Trichocereus bridgesii SS02 x Trichocereus chiloensis

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Psycho0 x Scopulicola

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Luther Burbank x SS02

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Sierra Blue x SS02

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Echinopsis macrogona x Echinopsis scopulicola

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Psycho0 x J2

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Psycho0 x Open ‘Vishnu’

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Trichocereus santiaguensis Monstrosa

Trichocereus santiaguensis monstrosa

The Trichocereus santiaguensis monstrosa is a nursery produced cultivar that sometimes shows up on websites like eBay.

Trichocereus santiaguensis is a regional variety of Trichocereus spachianus. And this clone has been floating around for at least 20 years. It sometimes is labeled Trichocereus pachanoi or Trichocereus bridgesii. And though the spination very rarely comes through, it makes it obvious that this is absolutely not a plant from the San Pedro group. The epidermis has a bright green color, which is typical for Trichocereus spachianus as well. If you are interested in seeds of Trichocereus spachianus, you can get some high quality seeds here:

The Tr. santiaguensis monstrose is probably a nursery produced mutant that was grown from Ritter´s Trichocereus santiaguensis seed. It is also called green pepperoni cactus, cereus pepperone, and so on. There only were very few collections of this plant and it would be surprising to hear if it is unrelated to the stuff that was collected by Friedrich Ritter. All the seeds I bought were dead as wood.

Now let´s summarize what this plant is synonymous with:

  • Trichocereus spachianus monstrosa
  • Trichocereus santiaguensis monstrosa
  • Cereus santiaguensis  monstrosa
  • Cereus spachianus monstrosa
  • Trichocereus santiaguensis monstrosa
  • Echinopsis santiaguensis  monstrosa

Please note that this is NOT synonymous with Trichocereus santaensis, which is a regional form of Trichocereus pachanoi or Trichocereus peruvianus that looks substantially different and originally comes from the Santa Valley in Peru.

I also seen this labeled Trichocereus santiagoensis monstruosa, but I rather think that this is some kind of a spelling error.
The plant grows mostly spineless and looks like a very thick spineless variety of a TBM. This plant is really rare and is not related to the two similar looking Lophocereus monstrosa cultivars that exist too.
The spines are light brown and look like the spines on a standard Spachianus.

I am not sure how it got into cultivation but it is believed that this is actually a nursery-produced cultivar. The plant is sometimes available in our Trichocereus Facebook Group and I recently saw quite a lot of them offered for sale.

Trichocereus santiaguensis monstrosa

Trichocereus santiaguensis monstrosa 2

Trichocereus Echinopsis Santiaguensis Cristate Monstrose 237

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SS01 (Trichocereus peruvianus)

SS01 (Trichocereus peruvianus)

The SS01 clone was brought into cultivation by Sacred Succulents. It is one of their oldest clones, going back many years and the number of hybrids that involves it is really high. It actually is a very blue Trichocereus that would usually be called Tr. peruvianus or Tr. macrogonus outside the SS nursery. The origin of this plant is unknown, but because of Sacred Succulent´s constant work with this clone, it is widely distributed.

Here is an excerpt from the Sacred Succulents description of SS01:

SS01 (Trichocereus peruvianus or Trichocereus macrogonus)

Columnar cactus up to 8´+ tall. Fat blue-green stems up to 6″ in diameter and 2″+ spines. Huge white nocturnal flowers. Can grow very fast; up to several feet a year. Tends to grow prostrate with age. We believe this to be a clone of either Trichocereus macrogonus or Trichocereus peruvianus. Cold hardy to 25° Fahrenheit. 

My personal impression of this plant is that it is one of the plants that were originally sold by Karel Knize. Those were really common at the time this clone showed up and I would not be surprised if it was one of them.

Sacred Succulents used this clone to create many hybrids, such as SS01 x Tr. pachanoi, SS01 x BBG, SS01 x Tom Juul´s Giant, SS01 x SS02 and many more. If you want to buy some seeds or cuttings of Trichocereus SS01, check out the Sacred Succulents website.
Those photos show the SS01 clone and are not hybrids. I will have a huge number of SS01 hybrid pics in my upcoming book SAN PEDRO HYBRIDS, which will be out in 2017.

SS01 NR (3)Trichocereus peruvianus SS01 / Photos: Noah Reams

SS01 NR 3

SS01 NR

 

SS02 (Trichocereus bridgesii)

SS02 (Trichocereus bridgesii) 

SS02 stands for a certain clone brought into cultivation by Ben Kamm & his nursery Sacred Succulents. It is a relatively short-spined Trichocereus bridgesii that is known to produce some mind-boggling offspring. Most of the hybrids produced with this plants do not look like a standard Bridgesii and due to the fact that Sacred Succulents has been offering them for years, there is a huge number of different SS02 Hybrids available.

Here is an excerpt of Sacred Succulent´s description of their SS02:

Dense candelabra stands to 16´tall. Blue/green frosted stems up to 5″ in diameter with 5 – 7 ribs. Each areole bears 2 – 4 central spines up to 1.5″ long. White nocturnal flowers. The new growth on old stemps is often spineless. A distinct form of Trichocereus bridgesii. Cold hardy to 25° Fahrenheit. 

The Pictures of the SS02 clone were provided from Nitrogen!

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And here are some hybrids that were created with the SS02 clone! If you want to some cuttings or seeds of the SS02, check out the Sacred Succulents website and ask for their seed list. There will be more SS02 hybrids to be seen in my upcoming book SAN PEDRO HYBRIDS. 

(SS02 x Tr. peruvianus) x Tom Juul´s Giant / Photo: Noah Reams

SS02 (Tr. bridgesii) x SS01 (Tr. peruvianus) / Photo: Noah Reams

SS02 x Juul's x T. Peruvianus by Sacred Succulents NR

(SS02 x Tom Juul´s Giant) x Tr. peruvianus / Photo: Noah Reams

(SS02 x pachanoi) x TPM  and TPM x SS02 right NitroTwo seedling grafts made by SAB member Nitrogen. 
Left: (SS02 x pachanoi) x TPM  Right: TPM x SS02 

Sacred Succulents used the SS02 to produce an endless list of great hybrids. Some of those are:

SS02 x SS01, SS02 x Trichocereus pachanoi, SS02 x Huancabamba, SS02 x BBG, SS02 x Luther Burbank, and many more. Apart from Sacred Succulents, the SS02 is used bymany other breeders, such as Misplant, Cactusaffinity.com and many more.

Sharxx Blue (Trichocereus peruvianus)

Sharxx Blue (Trichocereus peruvianus)

The Peruvianus clone SHARXX BLUE is a shortspined Peruvianus clone that was named after the SAB Member Sharxx. It originated from the well known DAWSONS cactus collection and was brought and named by the SAB member PD.
It probably is some kind of Matucana Peruvianus, much like the ICARO DNA type, the Los Gentiles or the Matucana Peruvianus that I have in stock here.

The plants are extremely blue and glaucous. Overall, this type of Trichocereus is one of my all-time favorite plants and it´s a very popular clone among Trichocereus breeders.
There definitely are plants that are similar and which are not genetically identical. Like I said before, there is a large number of various collection sites in Matucana and most of them are similar to the SHARXX BLUE.

This clone is sometimes available from Australian growers that gift or trade away cuttings every now and then. If you are interested in a SHARXX BLUE cutting, you might try to make a posting at the SAB forum. There also are growers that use it to produce Trichocereus hybrids. This year was the first year that Misplant offered some crosses that involved the SHARXX BLUE clone. It is also available from Trichocereus.com.au, who donated the pics below. 31

T.peruvianus 'Sharxx blue' 2

Photos: Trichocereus.com.au 

T. peruvianus 'Sharxx blue' 1

Sausage Plant (Trichocereus peruvianus)

Sausage Plant (Trichocereus peruvianus)

The Sausage Plant is a very blue type of short spined Trichocereus peruvianus or some kind of Pachanoi / Peruvianus intermediate. The name comes from the “sausage-like” growth. It has the tendence to terminate its growth and pup again on top of the old shoot. That look can sometimes make them impression of a sausage.

SAUSAGE PLANT originally comes from South Australia, but there also are other sites where it can be found. That also includes the Fields collection.

Unfortunately, I do not have a good pic of this pupping behaviour, but it´s been reported from various growers that own it. It definitely is one of the most interesting Tricho clones out there and exceedingly rare in cultivation.

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pot sausage Plant trichocereus san pedro

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Pics: GoT

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Sausage Plant (1)

Sausage Plant (2)

Sausage x Scop

This is a Sausage Plant x Trichocereus Scopulicola

 

Omar (Trichocereus / Echinopsis) PC Predominant Cultivar

Omar (Trichocereus / Echinopsis) PC Predominant Cultivar

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OMAR is a Trichocereus pachanoi clone that was most likely brought into circulation by the SAB nursery. The plant was also offered by the SAB shop, where it was sold alongside a similar hybrid called ALF. That leaves room for speculation and it´s possible that both plants (OMAR & ALF) were grown from the same seed pod or at least, were representatives of the same regional type. I personally have trouble looking at OMAR without seen anything but the well known PC Trichocereus clone, which could have some connection to Trichocereus riomizquensis from Bolivia.  PC is short for predominate cultivar, or predominant cultivar. The name was brought up from various American breeders and authors, who described it as the most common Trichocereus clone throughout North America. The clone is widely distributed all over Australia as well.

OMAR has the same yellowish look that almost all PC cuttings had in common. Besides, the areoles and the small stump spines are really typical. And on top of that, it has the same type of flower.
Again, I did not have the chance to observe this plant over the course of a few years, but what I´ve seen on some of the pics looks a lot like the predominate cultivar. It might be PC offspring, or a plant that represents the same regional form as the PC Trichocereus, but which is a different clone.

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Omar 5

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If you enjoyed this article, check out our main database entry for Trichocereus pachanoi / Echinopsis pachanoi here, or our page about Trichocereus peruvianus here.

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Trichocereus ‘Psycho0’ Echinopsis lageniformis

Trichocereus ‘Psycho0’ Echinopsis lageniformis

Psycho0 is an Australian Trichocereus clone. It belongs to Echinopsis lageniformis.

T. bridgesii 'Psycho0' Echinopsis lageniformis

The clone was dedicated to the same-named SAB member, who unfortunately died at a very young age. It has always been a very popular clone that was given to many members on SAB. It spread through the Cactus community very fast and it´s a nice thing to see that so many people still keep our lost friend in mind. The clone originally came from Cactus Country, the legendary cactus garden in Strathmerton, Australia.

PSYCHO0 is an Echinopsis lageniformis with long, strong spines that are yellow in color. The plants usually have three very strong spines, that look pretty unique, though it can sometimes look like a more typical Echinopsis lageniformis.

Trichocereus bridgesii Psycho0 Echinopsis lageniformis

Trichocereus bridgesii Psycho0 Echinopsis lageniformis 2

Copyright: lhb2444

Hybrids

This nice Trichocereus terscheckii x  PYCHO0 is a great example for an amazing hybrid.

Terscheckii x psycho 21 Trichocereus Clones O-S

Terscheckii x Psycho1 Trichocereus Clones O-S