KK339 originally was an Ecuadorian collection of Trichocereus pachanoi made by Karel Knize!
This wonderful plant is one of the most interesting plants distributed by the Peruvian wholesaler Karel Knize. The species is pretty much the archetype of an Ecuadorian Pachanoi. This type is extremely typical for what we know from Ecuador. The plants can be bright green or glaucus and have strong V-notches that are very dominant. In fact, many Ecuadorian clones are misidentified as Tom Juul´s Giant. People see how different they are to the Peruvian counterparts and believe that it might actually be a TJG.
Photos of both versions of KK339
KK339 Trichocereus pachanoi comes from Chan Chan in Ecuador. Knize had no further background information on the plant and I will try to get some more photos in the future. If you have photos of this or any other KK type, please send me a message!
Those photos were donated by Rodni and Delia Kisar of Trichocereus.com.au
The newer collections of KK339 are VERY different to the original ones and look more like the plants you can see from Tarma for example. Hard to tell how this exactly happened, but the newer KK339 are definitely too spiny to be normal Trichocereus pachanoi. Below you can see some examples,
Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:
And Trichocereus bridgesii here:
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