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Rod (Trichocereus Pachanoi)
The Australian SAB Clone ROD is a rather rare Ecuadorian Pachanoi clone. Optically, it looks very much like a standard Pachanoi. Unfortunately, we do not have flower pics of an open flower, so please feel free to send us some if you happen to have some!
This type comes from the typus location of Trichocereus Pachanoi, Ecuador. You can recognize Ecuadorian Pachs by the bright green epidermis and the unique areole shape. „Rod“ has very strong V-notches above the areoles. Old growth can have a dark blue/green color (as seen on the pic here) while some young growth is typically grass green.
Flowers: The flowers are white. On the pic below, you can see the interesting white hairs that are covering the flower buds. Unfortunately I could not measure the flowers and the plant but I will hopefully add this kind of info later on.
Origin of Rod: Unfortinately I am not entirely sure from where in Ecuador this interesting Trichocereus Pachanoi came from. It MIGHT be similar to the type known as KK339, which was collected near the Chan Chan Valley but that´s just a wild guess as it is one of the most common Pachanois from Ecuador out there.
It was probably named after a SAB member who originally brought this clone into cultivation and passed it around among the other members.
Where to buy seeds or plants of Rod? Well, the type is rare and if you happen to come across it, it´s probably a plant that originally came from the SAB nursery or a member who got it from there. It´s rare to come by seed but fortunately a grower I know just posted his 2015 seed list on the SAB forum which contained some crosses with Rod. So if you are looking for this type, you can ask the SAB member Interbeing.