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Rosei 2 Trichocereus peruvianus Echinopsis

The Trichocereus peruvianus clones Rosei 1 & Rosei 2 are among the most interesting Trichocereus cultivars out there. Both are very glaucous with a dark blue skin. They have yellow or dark brown spines that often have black tips. The old spine growth looks very gray and the …

Fields Validus (Trichocereus)

Fields Validus (Trichocereus validus) This plant is one of the most popular and famed plants in the Australian Fields collection. This plant is a beautiful textbook specimen of the often-misunderstood species Trichocereus validus (Monviella). It is still unknown from where Robert Fields sourced his plants, but I am …

Sharxx Blue (Trichocereus peruvianus)

Sharxx Blue is a short spined Trichocereus peruvianus clone that was named after SAB Member Sharxx. It originated from the well known DAWSONS cactus collection and was distributed and named by PD (another SAB member). It probably is some kind of Trichocereus peruvianus from Matucana, very much like …

Trichocereus ‘J2’ (Echinopsis) Cactus Country

Trichocereus ‘J2’ (Echinopsis) Cactus Country J2 is a hybrid from Cactus Country. Just like the other J-hybrids, this clone comes from Cactus Country in Strathmerton, Australia. They were named after the owner Jim, who built an amazing collection filled with beautiful Trichos. Most people call this an Echinopsis …

Omar (Trichocereus / Echinopsis) PC Predominant Cultivar

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 …

Bruce – Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis

BRUCE is a beautiful Trichocereus bridgesii aka Echinopsis lageniformis with very broad ribs and a funny spination. Just like many other, it is a Trichocereus hybrid of Australian origin. Because of the broad ribs, this plant tends to have relatively few ribs. Most plants I´ve seen had between 4 and …

Trichocereus ‘Yowie’ (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus ‘Yowie’ (Echinopsis) Yowie is an Australian Trichocereus clone that came from the Fields collected. It probably came to Australia during one of the first expeditions by Harry Blossfeld, who funded his trips by selling plants to cactus collectors. Yowie is a very cool and popular Trichocereus with …

Trichocereus ‘Rod’ (Echinopsis)

The Australian SAB Clone ROD is a rather rare Ecuadorian Echinopsis pachanoi. This plant comes from the type locality of the species in Ecuador. You can recognize Ecuadorian Pachs by the color epidermis and the unique areole shape. In addition, they sometimes have longer spines than the Peruvian …

J3 – Trichocereus (Cactus Country)

J3 is one of the unlabeled Trichocereus hybrids that Jim Hall of Cactus Country grew. There is not really much known about this clone, and the parents are lost unfortunately. Most people that grow them label them “Peruvianus”. Nonetheless, the plant looks like it could also have Bridgesii …

ROSEI 1 (Trichocereus peruvianus) Fields

Both Rosei 1 and Rosei 2 are among the most popular clones in the Trichocereus community. Just like so many great plants, they originated from the Fields collection in Victoria. The name was used in very old cactus literature to label a certain, very blue types of Trichocereus peruvianus …