Category: Sacred Succulents Field Trips

Trichocereus riomizquensis RITTER (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus riomizquensis RITTER (Echinopsis) Trichocereus riomizquensis is a Bolivian Trichocereus species that is closely related to Trichocereus bridgesii. I count it as a close relative and potential regional form of Trichocereus bridgesii, which is only endemic to one site in Bolivia near the Rio Mizque. The species was discovered and described by the German cactus …

Trichocereus vollianus / Echinopsis volliana

Trichocereus vollianus / Echinopsis volliana Trichocereus vollianus, also known under it´s currently valid name Echinopsis volliana, is a columnar cactus from the genus Trichocereus. It is a very interesting plant and there is only little information to be found about it. Ben Kamm and Sacred Succulents encountered Trichocereus vollianus during their 2010 Sacred Succulents field …

Trichocereus sp. ‘Isla del Sol’ (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus sp. ‘Isla del Sol’ (Echinopsis) This population from the Bolivian island ‘Isla Del Sol’ belongs into the distant complex of Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis. However, it is currently discussed whether or not this plant is actually a different species and DNA testing is required to look into its status.  Sacred Succulents visited this …

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora, Cochabamba, Bolivia

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia  This collection is labelled as BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis was made by Sacred Succulents at the Rio Mizque in Bolivia. Trichocereus riomizquensis is a species described by Friedrich Ritter and belongs to the Bolivian complex surrounding Trichocereus bridgesii. Some forms get very close to Trichocereus bridgesii, while some others are more like …

BK10508.4 Trichocereus lamprochlorus, Tiatako, Cochabamba, Bolivia

BK10508.4 Trichocereus lamprochlorus, Tiatako, Cochabamba, Bolivia Synonyms: Trichocereus lamprochlorus, Cereus lamprochlorus, Trichocereus lamprochlora, Echinopsis lamprochlora, Echinocereus lamprochlora There is huge confusion around this species but as far as i can tell it from the first Pic, this is absolutely correct. Please note the similarity to Trichocereus spachianus. The plant that Ben and his colleagues were …

BK10509.19 Trichocereus totorensis, Monte Puncu, Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010

BK10509.19 Trichocereus totorensis, Monte Puncu, Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010 Trichocereus totorensis is a columnar cactus from Bolivia. The plant is also known as Trichocereus herzogianus var. totorensis. or Helianthocereus herzogianus var. totorensis. This collection of the species was made during the Sacred Succulents Field Trip 2010. The plants visited were in Monte Puncu, Cochabamba, Bolivia. The …

Chavín de Huántar: Trichocereus santaensis & El Lanzon

Chavín de Huántar: Trichocereus santaensis & El Lanzon Chavín de Huántar is an archaeological site in Peru with a long history of Trichocereus cultivation. There are plants that can be found within the ruins and those plants probably go back for many thousands of years. The ruins are thought to be from 1200BC and the …

NL52509a Trichocereus, Potosi, Bolivia

NL52509a Trichocereus, Potosi, Bolivia NL52509a Trichocereus is a cool and rare Trichocereus species from Potosi in Bolivia. Sacred Succulents Field Trip 2009! Copyright Neil Logan & Sacredsucculents.com! As far as i know, this one was suspected to be Trichocereus validus. Personally, i think it is Trichocereus tacaquirensis but it´s hard to say just judging by …

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