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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 field botanist Friedrich Ritter, who gave Chuyllas as the type locality and described it growing on steep slopes in the province Campero.

His Field Number was FR 856. Friedrich Ritter was one of the leading Cactus experts of his time and successfully ran a seed shop, in which he sold this species as seed to people all over the world. Trichocereus riomizquensis was also visited during the Sacred Succulents Fieldtrips and they found a couple of different types growing around that area.

In Ritter´s book, he published a photo of this species. Unfortunately this photo is not very good and it is one of the species that are rare in cultivation. Almost all labels on plants grown from Ritter´s seeds are lost, but the plant is definitely available. On the market, it sometimes shows up labeled as Trichocereus bridgesii, or probably also labeled as Trichocereus PC. Please note that there is a wide variety of plants from this site and the range is very big, ranging from spiny to completely spineless plants.

Ben Kamm published some photos of a Herbarium specimen that was very close to Trichocereus bridgesii as well.

Where to buy seeds and plants of Trichocereus riomizquensis?:

Though Trichocereus riomizquensis is common in cactus collection in the USA, it is usually mislabeled. Sacred Succulents were giving away seeds after their Field Trips and some plants might have gotten into the hands of collectors. They are also selling live plants grown from their collected seeds sometimes.

Description of Trichocereus riomizquensis:

This is partial description of Friedrich Ritter´s original description, including remarks on how to keep it apart from T. scopulicola.

Trichocereus riomizquensis is 6-8 centimeters thick (while Trichocereus scopulicola is 8-10 centimeters thick), it has 5-6 ribs, (T. scopulicola: 4-6), its flanks are 2 centimeters wide (Scopulicola 3-4 cm wide flanks), the flanks are less rounded than the ones on Tr. scopulicola. It has rounded areoles (while the ones on T. scopulicola are usually oval). The areoles have a very visible fluff with a diameter of 2-3 mm. The 1-5 spines are honey-colored and between 1-3 mm long. Sometimes they are even missing.
The flower of Trichocereus riomizquensis is 20 centimeters long (while the flowers of T. scopulicola are 16-20) and covered with dark brown/white wool with large scales. The fruit looks knobby.

Type locality: Chuyllas near the Rio Mizque, on very steep rock walls in the province Campero, Bolivia. Discovered from Ritter in 1958 – FR 856.

Trichocereus riomizquensis Ritter

Ritter´s original photo of his Trichocereus riomizquensis. It is possible that this plant is the same strain as the American PC clone, which gets very close to this plant´s phenotype.

Trichocereus PC clone Predominant cultivar

In comparison to Ritter´s plant, check out the PC Trichocereus clone above. (Forest and Kim Starr)

Trichocereus riomizquensis Herbarium, Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010 copyright B

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This is one of the plants from the Sacred Succulents Field Trips:

Trichocereus Riomizquensis BK10508Copyright Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com

 

Trichocereus Riomizquensis BK 10.08.7

Trichocereus Riomizquensis BK 10.08.7

BK10512.1 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora, Cochabamba, Bolivia

Trichocereus riomizquensis is one of the most interesting species from the Sacred Succulents Field Trips because of its incredible range. Some plants look like the Trichocereus bridgesii-type plants with long spines from the Field Trips and some other ones look like the short spine versions that Friedrich Ritter´s description was about.

If you take a close look at the whole appearance of this plant, you can see that it has a similar areole shape to the areoles on the well known Trichocereus PC clone, also known as predominant cultivar or predominate cultivar.  The flower and the overall appearance are so similar that everything else would be extremely surprising. Despite the fact that there are some very spiny plants at this site, there are some other which get extremely close to Ritter´s original photo. Though this will probably never be proven, there´s definitely reasonable doubt that this PC clone is actually a Trichocereus pachanoi.

There is a lot variation within the populations the original site near the Rio Mizque. This population is one of the most interesting Trichocereus populations out there and DNA testing should absolutely be made to look into its relationship to Trichocereus bridgesii.

Where to buy seeds or cuttings of Trichocereus riomizquensis:

Well, Ben and Sacred Succulents would be my starting point if I were in the USA. They don´t ship plants internationally, but if you have the luck to be in the country you might be able to get some cuttings. Apart from this, I do not know any sources for this species. Most of Ritter´s old plants have lost their labels meanwhile, which makes getting one even harden. I am sure that some of them show up on online market places labeled as Trichocereus bridgesii every now and then.

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Copyright: Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com

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BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia Echinopsis Rio Mizque

This photo here looks really unspectacular, but shows the area of the Rio Mizque. It is the place of origin of this rare species and most of the plants that can be found there are obviously Bridgesii related.

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia Echinopsis Rio Mizque 2

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia Echinopsis Rio Mizque 4

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 trip.

The original description of this plant came from Backeberg in his book KAKTUS-ABC. The original type location is in Arque in Cochabamba. The shoots have a maximum diameter of up to 10 centimeters, approximately 13 ribs and a very bright green yellow color. The epidermis of this plant has similarities to Trichocereus spachianus, which has a very bright green color too. The ribs are 7 mm broad and are up to 5 mm high. The areoles are approx. 2-2,5 cm apart from each other. The plant has 7-12 radial spines and very fine and thin spines that can get up to 7 mm long. There usually is only one middle spine which can reach a length of 2,5 cm. All spines are yellow colored (Backeberg used the term “Amber”).

Flowers: The flowers of Trichocereus vollianus are white and up to 12 cm long. However, I assume that the flowers depend greatly on the health of the plant and larger flowers wouldn’t come as a surprise to me.

Fruit: Green and very hairy.

How to keep it apart from Trichocereus spachianus?: Trichocereus vollianus is very similar to Trichocereus spachianus but thicker, even more shiny and has a brighter green epidermis. Backeberg also mentioned that they work very well as a grafting stock.

There also was a Trichocereus vollianus var. rubrispinus with reddish spines, which would probably be regarded as nothing but a regional form under today´s standards. It is a common occurrence that some populations are extremely variable with lots of different forms growing together and it is not enough to warrant a separate description as a new species.

Where to get seeds of Trichocereus vollianus?: Well, it´s definitely a rare species. Sacred Succulents collected some seeds and gave them away under the name mentioned above but apart from that, there are very few sources that provide viable seed.  You could make a posting in our Trichocereus Facebook group because I know of some people who were able to get some seeds back when they were sold by Sacred Succulents. Definitely an interesting plant!

Misidentified Trichocereus vollianus in Australia:

There are a whole lot of misidentified plants of this species going around in Australia. These are probably either Trichocereus thelegonoides or Trichocereus quadratiumbonatum. If your Trichocereus  vollianus has strong ridges/notches above the areoles, it is not the right species.

Fotos below: Trichocereus vollianus (Jürgen Els)

Trichocereus vollianus / Echinopsis volliana Jürgen Els

Photos below:
BK10511.1 Trichocereus vollianus, between Arani & Rodeo, Cochabamba, Bolivia / Sacred Succulents

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265 BK10511Photos below: A form of Trichocereus vollianus with slight genetic proximity to Trichocereus spachianus (Pedro Lopez Artés)

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 population during their Field Trips and made some amazing photos. I also have some sick photos of it in my first book.

 

BK08601.1 Trichocereus Isla del Sol, Bolivia

Now, this is one of the most interesting Trichocereus species that were visited during the Sacred Succulents Field Trips! All the photos shown here are from Ben Kamm & Sacredsucculents.com! This was from the 2008 Field Trip and it is very similar to an intermediate between Trichocereus bridgesii and something from the Trichocereus cuzcoensis complex. Trichocereus cuzcoensis is mostly known for the plants in Cusco that were used to write the original description, but there are similar plants and relatives of Trichocereus cuzcoensis that can be found in other Peruvian states.

It also reminds me a little bit of Trichocereus knuthianus, which also belongs to the Cuzcoensis complex and has similar, massive areoles. Those plants are definitely very old…how they evolved exactly is not known.
Sacred Succulents gave away seed of this amazing species in 2008, but I do not know of anyone who raised some of them so far. If you happen to own this type, please let me know because it´s on my most-wanted list and I urgently need more pics of seed grown plants. The Isla Del Sol is an area that can be found in the southern part of the Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It´s a wonderful area that is filled with ancient ruins and that screams “History”. I do not know if those plants were intentionally planted there or if they just evolved, but it´s definitely one of the coolest Trichocereus species out there.

Isla Del Sol in Bolivia

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BK08601.2 Trichocereus Isla del Sol, Bolivia

This is another Plant from the same region. Judging by the looks of it, it grows very nearby. The Plant is somehow connected to the Trichocereus cuzcoensis Complex and is simply awesome!

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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 the type of plants we know as Trichocereus sp. “PC”. 

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia

BK10512.4 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora,  Cochabamba, Bolivia

Copyright: Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com

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 visiting in Cochabamba in Bolivia is a very big deal, given the fact that this is actually one of the few locations where Trichocereus lamprochlorus grows in nature. Trichocereus neolamprochlorus is similar and closely related. This plant does not grow as columnar as this one and is close to the group forming Trichocereus candicans. These days, Trichocereus neolamprochlorus is no longer regarded as a good species.

The plant on the following photos is what the modern taxonomy understands as Trichocereus lamprochlorus. It is different to the Trichocereus neolamprochlorus mentioned before.

Unfortunately, there is no pic of the flower but it should flower in white.

Sacred Succulents collected some Seeds and assigned the collection number BK10508.4 T. lamprochlorus, but so far, i haven’t seen any plants grown from this seed yet.

BK10508.4 Trichocereus lamprochlorus

BK10508.4 Trichocereus lamprochlorus

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Copyright: Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com

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 plants get up to 2 meters tall and have cub-like shoots that can get up to 10 cm in diameter. The species is endemic to Totora in Boliva.

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Trichocereus totorensis, Inkallajta, Cochabamba, Bolivia 2010

Copyright: Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com

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Photos of Trichocereus and Echinopsis pachanoi in Ecuador!

Photos of Trichocereus and Echinopsis pachanoi in Ecuador!

Trichocereus pachanoi in Ecuador is rare, but there definitely are a lot of them to be found there.

The original type locality of Trichocereus pachanoi (the San Pedro cactus) is in Ecuador. Though it is much more common in Peru these days the most typical specimens to the description can be found in Ecuador. Those Ecuadorian Pachanois are rare, but they can be found and have a long history. I will use this page for all my Ecuadorian Pachanois. There are many, but it´ll take a while for me to get everything up to date.

Those photos from Trichocereus pachanoi were made by Neil Logan during the Sacredsucculents.com Field Trips!

Vilcabamba (N. Logan)

Another cool Planting from the SS Field Trip in 2008! Pic: Neil Logan + Ben Kamm sacredsucculents.com! Please try to support this great company!

Trichocereus pachanoi in Ecuador Echinopsis Vilcabamba

Trichocereus pachanoi in Ecuador Echinopsis Vilcabamba 2

Those photos were provided by Chavinherbalist.com. Thanks a lot to them…check their shop out!

Trichocereus pachanoi in Ecuador Echinopsis Vilcabamba 3

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Trichocereus pachanoi in Ecuador Echinopsis Vilcabamba 4

This is KK339 Trichocereus pachanoi, which is an Ecuadorian Trichocereus that goes back to Karel Knize. Those photos were provided by Rodni and Delia Kisar by Trichocereus.com.au!

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Trichocereus ‘Parque de las Leyendas’ Peru

Trichocereus ‘Parque de las Leyendas’ Peru

Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas:
The Parque de las Leyendas is located in the San Miguel district of Lima and was founded as the first Zoo of Peru. Peru is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world and the park is home to countless amazing plants and creatures, including some interesting Trichocereus species.

There are many cool San Pedros in the Parque de las Leyendas in Peru. Ben Kamm and his friends from Sacredsucculents.com visited the park during various field trips, collected some seeds and made some photos. Here are some of the pics:

BK08611.4 Trichocereus , Jardin Botanico, Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru

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BK08611.5 Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru

Another Trichocereus Pachanoi from the park! Same Location, different Plant.

Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas. Peru

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And this is a plant that was grown from the Sacred Succulents Field Trip seed. Copyright: Stillman.
The very long spines are really interesting because they are nothing like the almost spineless appearance of the mother plant. Nonetheless, it´s actually quite common for old plants to be pretty spineless. It´s also interesting because the plant has very few ribs and a large distance between the areoles.

San Pedro: Parque de las Leyendas. Peru

 

BK08611.6 Trichocereus, Jardin Botanico, Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru

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As far as I know, Ben also visited those Trichocereus pachanois during the 2014 Field Trip! So in case you bought some Pachanoi seeds starting with BK14, it´s very possible those are the mother plants!

Trichocereus BK14518.4

Apparently Sacred Succulents visited the same plant shown in the photo before again in 2014. This plant should be the same mother plant, but from a different year. Ben sent me a photo of this type and I am super happy to share it with you! The copyright of the photo is BEN KAMM, Sacredsucculents.com!

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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 age of this complex is energetically discussed among archaeologists.

This legendary place is located in the Ancash area and holds great religious as well as historic significance, which is why the center was in the midst of the Chavin culture. It is located near the important Peruvian city Lima and lies at the confluence of two large rivers: The Rio Mosnar and the Huanchecsa river. The Trichocereus strains from this area have a huge botanic variability and the area is home to a large number of different plants and Trichocereus species.

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Peru Map Trichocereus Chavin Santa Valley santaensisMap: Urutseg

Photos from the Sacred Succulents Field Trips. Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com. 

Trichocereus sp, Chavindehuantar, Ancash, Peru 

The regional form known from this area is probably somewhere between Trichocereus cuzcoensis and Trichocereus peruvianus. We saw plants that clearly belonged into the Trichocereus santaensis group as well as other weird plants…some of which even look like Trichocereus huanucoensis.

 

Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 

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Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 3 Echinopsis santaensis

BK09509.2 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru

Another great Specimen from the Ancash Region in Peru.

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BK09509.2 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 2

BK09509.2 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 3

BK09508.2 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 2009

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BK09508.2 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 2009 2

BK09508.2 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru Tillandsia Echinopsis santaensis

BK09509.1 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru

BK09509.1 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru

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BK09509.1 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 2009

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BK09509.1 Trichocereus sp, Chavin, Ancash, Peru 2009 2

El Lanzon Trichocereus :

This legendary photo is made by Aplantis.net:

Trichocereus El Lanzon Echinopsis santaensis Trichocereus santaensis peruvianus

Photo: Aplantis.net

This plant has a great history and most people who visit the area can´t go by without taking loads of photos. It´s one of my most favorite plants.

Trichocereus chavin de huantar Peru El Lanzon

Those plants were posted by ChavinHerbalist. They are trying to preserve the genetics and posted some amazing photos on Facebook. Check them out!

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Trichocereus Chavin Seedling cactus Trichocereus santaensis

Photos below Trichocereus santaensis / Echinopsis santaensis in Chavin de Huantar, El Lanzon (Riley Flatten)

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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 those two pictures. Both plants are definitely similar and if you are interested in seeds of Trichocereus tacaquirensis, check out the new seeds I have in stock!

The plants we grew from those seeds looked 100% like a plant from the Tr. taquimbalensis group and it´s a common thing that plants related to Trichocereus taquimbalensis are labeled as Trichocereus validus. That is because Trichocereus validus probably came from Bolivia and both are probably very similar at an older age. At a younger age, that is definitely not the case.

NL52509a Trichocereus

NL52509a Trichocereus validus

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