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KK339 Trichocereus pachanoi

KK339 originally was an Ecuadorian collection of Trichocereus pachanoi made by Karel Knize!

This wonderful plant is one of the most interesting plants distributed by the Peruvian wholesaler Karel Knize. The species is pretty much the archetype of an Ecuadorian Pachanoi. This type is extremely typical for what we know from Ecuador. The plants can be bright green or glaucus and have strong V-notches that are very dominant. In fact, many Ecuadorian clones are misidentified as Tom Juul´s Giant. People see how different they are to the Peruvian counterparts and believe that it might actually be a TJG.

Photos of both versions of KK339

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KK339 Trichocereus pachanoi comes from Chan Chan in Ecuador. Knize had no further background information on the plant and I will try to get some more photos in the future. If you have photos of this or any other KK type, please send me a message!

Those photos were donated by Rodni and Delia Kisar of Trichocereus.com.au

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The newer collections of KK339 are VERY different to the original ones and look more like the plants you can see from Tarma for example. Hard to tell how this exactly happened, but the newer KK339 are definitely too spiny to be normal Trichocereus pachanoi. Below you can see some examples,

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Trichocereus pachanoi / 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 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. Trichocereus pachanoi Ecuador 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 were made by Neil Logan during the Sacredsucculents.com Field Trips!

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

Photos of Trichocereus pachanoi Ecuador

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

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

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Trichocereus ‘BOGAN’ (Echinopsis)

The Bogan clone has one of the funniest backgrounds of all the clones that are known in the community. It all goes back to the year 2006, when the SAB Member DuG discovered a very cool type of (back then, suspected Trichocereus macrogonus) growing in front of a house and named it Bogan. He initially asked for a cutting (which he was lucky enough to get) and next time he got there, he realized that the large motherplants had been hacked down by the “bogan” homeowners. And not only had they hacked them down, but they also tried to burn them. He immediately asked if he could take them with him and they were more than happy to get rid of them…because…you know, cacti don´t burn so well. Here is DuG´s original picture on SAB just to show you how they were looking back then.

Photos of Trichocereus BOGAN

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Copyright DuG, have a look at the complete Thread on SAB here!

Well yeah, and the plant was passed down from DuG to many other SAB members, of which some of them still grow them today. Copyright Prier.

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So far, I havent seen a flower pic but I will certainly update this page as soon as I get some. The plants usually have a very bright green epidermis and look very much like the Ecuadorian types. On the earlier pics, they looked a lot more like a peruvianus, but this clone shows it´s genetics on the young growth. But for a pachanoi, it can get very long spines and it definitely is a very cool plant!

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Trichocereus ‘Yowie’ (Echinopsis)

Yowie is an Australian Trichocereus pachanoi 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.

Photos of Trichocereus ‘Yowie’ (Echinopsis)

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Yowie is a very cool and popular Trichocereus with a unique spination that consists of two parallel Spines per Areole. It also has very pronounced ribs and looks very much like an Ecuadorian Trichocereus pachanoi. Now let me add some information about where this clone came from.

This clone originated in Yarrawonga Victoria. The SAB member Marsha (who was previously known by the username “Yowie” led PD to the Fields collection, where the mother plant of this clone grew.  The clone is easily recognized by the pair of spines, that makes it very different from other clones that belong to this species. However, similar plants can be found all across Australia (and the world), so it´s not really sure if it is actually a clone or just represents a local type.  I know similar (and almost identical) Pachanois, especially from Ecuador and it may be very well possible that they are not genetically identical to the Yowie clone. If you encounter similar plants, you can just test it by trying to breed it with a verified Yowie. If you are not sure about the ID of your plant, feel free to post in on SAB or our Trichocereus Facebook Group!

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T.pachanoi 'Yowie' At Fields

Pic: Prier

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Pic: Gus Freeman

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If you enjoyed this article about the Trichocereus clone Yowie, have a look at our other articles on Trichocereus species. For example Trichocereus chiloensis, Trichocereus deserticolus or the PC Trichocereus clone

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Trichocereus ‘Rod’ (Echinopsis)

The Australian SAB Clone ROD is a rather rare Ecuadorian Trichocereus 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 ones, but this does not apply to this clone.  It 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 Trichocereus pachanoi ROD

This clone could potentially be an early KK339, which ended up being very close to type. It was probably named after the SAB member Interbeing aka Rod, who originally brought this clone into cultivation and passed it around among the other members.

Photos of Trichocereus ROD

Trichocereus Rod (Echinopsis)
Trichocereus 'Rod' (Echinopsis)

Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

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Trichocereus ‘Nothink’ (Echinopsis)

This clone is one of the lesser known clones, and it took years until I got some good photos of it. NOTHINK has become more common lately, and there are a few growers who are breeding with it now, but it was very rare for a long time.

Personally, I think this clone looks amazing and reminds me of  Ecuadorian Echinopsis pachanoi or Trichocereus puquiensis. The latter is basically a form of Echinopsis pachanoi with a higher rib count, and it is very likely that Nothink belongs to this South Peruvian species. Trichocereus puquiensis was described by Friedrich Ritter, and its status as correct species is still debatable because they are close to some of the classic species names.

I could not witness the flower or the fruits on this clone. This picture comes from Stillman and I am very thankful about him sending it in!

Photos of Trichocereus NOTHINK

Trichocereus NOTHINK

Photos below: SOL BOTANICS

Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

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