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Various populations of Echinopsis santaensis in Peru Trichocereus

Various populations of Echinopsis santaensis in Peru Trichocereus

Trichocereus santaensis, also known as Echinopsis santaensis, is a rare Trichocereus species from the Santa Valley in Peru. It was described by Backeberg and Rauh, and its status is currently not really clear. There should be some DNA testing to investigate whether or not it deserves to be treated as a correct species and the issue is a complicated one. T. santaensis has many different regional forms, some of which get very close to other Peruvian species. Sometimes, plants have traits of more than one species and without DNA testing, it is hard to distinguish them reliably. 

On this page I want to show some of the unique and beautiful populations of Echinopsis santaensis in Peru.

Some forms of Echinopsis santaensis are very close to other Peruvian species, while there certainly are very unique populations that might actually be a separate and correct species. For example, the forms from Ichoca, Chanca or Huata are the ones that we want to see tested via DNA testing. 

Trichocereus santaensis photos

Cochao

 

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Trichocereus sp. "Cochao" Seeds Samen Echinopsis

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Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Huantar

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T. santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Lucma

 

Trichocereus Trichocereus peruvianus Lucma Seeds Samen

Trichocereus Trichocereus pallarensis Machcas 3

Tr. santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Pumacayan

 

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Trichocereus / Echinopsis santaensis Pomachanka

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Tr. santaensis / E. santaensis San Marcos

Trichocereus sp. San Marcos seeds Ancash

Trichocereus / Echinopsis santaensis Mal Paso

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T. santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis ANRA

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Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Wuallac

Trichocereus santaensis Wuallac

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Mancos

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Trichocereus santaensis Mancos

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Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Chancha

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Trichocereus santaensis with the Santa valley in the background

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Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Huata

Trichocereus santaensis Huata seeds

Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Huari Maio/Mayo

 

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Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis Huari

Trichocereus Huari Seeds Chavin

 

Chavin de Huantar

Trichocereus Chavin de Huantar seeds

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