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Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

Trichocereus arboricola, Current name: Echinopsis arboricola (Kimnach) Mottram Origin: Bolivia, Argentina, Type locality: Tarija in Bolivia, 600-1000 meters altitude Trichocereus arboricola is more of an Epiphyte instead of a normal Trichocereus and is often grown like a hanging basket cactus. It often starts off as a columnar cactus, …

Trichocereus tarmaensis / Echinopsis tarmaensis

Trichocereus tarmaensis Rauh & Backeberg is a close relative of Trichocereus cuzcoensis that was described as a separate species. There are various differences between Trichocereus cuzcoensis and this species, and some forms of Trichocereus knuthianus are considered to be synonymous with T. tarmaensis as well. Trichocereus tarmaensis reaches …

Trichocereus shaferi (Echinopsis shaferi)

The name Trichocereus shaferi was described by Britton and Rose in the 1920s and lacked some important information. However, there were some later descriptions by Friedrich Ritter, Curt Backeberg/Rauh and Werdermann that went more into detail. Trichocereus shaferi pups from the base and reaches a size of 1-1,5 …

Trichocereus schoenii / Echinopsis schoenii

Trichocereus schoenii , also known as Echinopsis schoenii under current nomenclature, is a south Peruvian Trichocereus species that Backeberg described and named after E. Schön, who assisted him financially on his trips. Mr. Schön was from Arequipa, which is where one of the most important habitats of this species …

Trichocereus macrogonus (Echinopsis macrogona) in Matucana II

In this chapter I want to show you some of the wild populations of Echinopsis macrogona from Matucana. The species is partially synonymous with Echinopsis peruviana, which is why there is quite some overlay between these two. The name Echinopsis macrogona has a long and troubled history, because …

Trichocereus Hybrids VOLUME 2 available now! Echinopsis book

The moment we´ve all been waiting for is here. The new Trichocereus Hybrids book TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2 as well as the bonus content can officially be ordered through our shop.  First come, first served. I don´t wanna talk around the bushes for too long….check out our funky Trichocereus …

Trichocereus Australia: Photos of an amazing collection

This amazing Trichocereus Australia collection can be found in a private garden in Australia. We were given the chance to show this beautiful collection here on our site and I am proud to have it. All photos: Simon Maddern

Trichocereus huarazensis / Echinopsis huarazensis

Trichocereus huarazensis is a columnar cactus from Huaraz in Peru. It is not an official species and it is a commercial variety of Trichocereus pachanoi that goes back to Karel Knize. Knize sold seeds and plants from a wild population in Huaraz. A Trichocereus grower in the United …

Trichocereus macrogonus – Echinopsis macrogona Mega Page

Trichocereus macrogonus, also known as Echinopsis macrogona, is a columnar cactus. The first description about it was made using the name Cereus macrogonus SD. Cact. Hort. Dyck.Cult. Currently valid name name: Echinopsis macrogona, the name is disputed by some authors and re-described as Trichocereus macrogonus by others. The …

Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis) Mega Page

Trichocereus bridgesii (SD.) Britton & Rose – The Cactaceae, now called Echinopsis lageniformis because the name Echinopsis bridgesii was already taken. C.F. Förster – H.Friedrich & GD Rowley 1974 CITES: Appendix II. Origin of Trichocereus bridgesii: Trichocereus bridgesii, also known as Echinopsis lageniformis, grows throughout Bolivia (LA PAZ, …

‘Lumberjack’ Trichocereus bridgesii Echinopsis lageniformis

Trichocereus bridgesii LUMBERJACK or LUMBERJACKUS is a rare and sought after Trichocereus that was found in a Lumberjack store in Sacramento by Joe Lev. Its actually an Echinopsis lageniformis with very distinct traits. It has a very typical double-pair spination and a fat body. This clone is known …

ICARO DNA Trichocereus peruvianus (Echinopsis peruviana)

ICARO DNA is a strain of Trichocereus macrogonus/peruvianus from Peru. They are collected by the reputable vendor Julio from the Icaro DNA shop, who has been active for many years now. Their strain is an extremely blue and spiny Peruvianus strain that comes from the Matucana region on Peru. …

Trichocereus hybrids (Echinopsis)

There are all kinds of Trichocereus hybrids out there and I am happy to show you a couple of the resulting crosses on this page. I will try to update this page as often as I can, to show you what others grew from a certain cross. Now …

Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis in Bolivia

 Echinopsis lageniformis / Trichocereus bridgesii in Bolivia Echinopsis lageniformis or Trichocereus bridgesii is probably THE dominant Trichocereus species in Bolivia. Yes, there are others but this species pretty much reflects the Bolivian counterpart to its Peruvian sister species like Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus peruvianus. The populations usually get …

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 …