Super Pedro is a very interesting Trichocereus scopulicola cultivar or hybrid involving it! It is closely related to the cultivar Trichocereus cordobensis.
SUPER PEDRO is a very popular clone within the Trichocereus community. I (and many others) originally thought this plant to be some kind of hybrid between Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus scopulicola, but the exact parentage is unknown. It is a hybrid that was grown from a whole lot of unlabeled seeds by Jim Hall from Cactuscountry.com. The whole body and the flower traits point towards it being a form or hybrid involving Trichocereus scopulicola. There are definitely many differences between it and the standard Scop FR991, but you can clearly see the relationship to this species. Friedrich Ritter also collected and sold populations from Tarija that he described as Trichocereus crassicostatus. NMCR also collected a whole lot of seeds that produced versions of Trichocereus scopulicola that clearly differed from Ritter´s main collection. There are very few collections of Trichocereus scopulicola, so it´s either one of those or a hybrid with another parent.
SUPER PEDRO = Trichocereus cordobensis?
No, probably not. Trichocereus cordobensis is a bit closer to classic Trichocereus scopulicola and I think that they might be connected to the seeds from NMCR too. SUPER PEDRO on the other hand comes from the Australian cactus garden CACTUS COUNTRY.
One of those NMCR Scops can be seen here. The photo was made my M. S. Smith, who has a pretty amazing Flicker account with nothing but cool Tricho pics.
Buy Seed or Plants: Super Pedro is popular but not available all the time. Your best bet to get some is to contact some breeders like Rodni Chisar, Misplant or Cactilicious.
Fruit of SUPER PEDRO
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