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J2 – Trichocereus sp.
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 a Tr. 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 widely distributed by the SAB 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 Tr. pachanoi and Tr. bridgesii.
J3 = Tr. peruvianus
JB = Tr. bridgesii
Where to buy Seeds or Plants of the J2 Trichocereus clone?: Well, though this plant was used for a lot of hybrid breeding, they are still hard to get! PD offers them sometimes, but I have no idea how to get in touch with him.
I also get some J1-J3 seeds every now and then, whenever a friend of mine uses his mother plants to produce hybrids.
If you want to be informed about fresh seeds or cuttings, just subscribe my newsletter in order to get my Rare Seeds And Plants List! There sometimes are cuttings of the J2 Pachanoi on Ebay.
You can also make a post about it in our Trichocereus Facebook group in order to ask for a cutting. Among Australian collectors, this type is traded every now and then.