Omar (Trichocereus / Echinopsis) PC Predominant Cultivar
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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