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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

KK339 Trichocereus pachanoi Ecuador 2

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

KK339 Trichocereus pachanoi Ecuador Delia Kisar4
Trichocereus pachanoi KK339 Ecuador Delia Kisar3
Trichocereus pachanoi KK339 Ecuador Delia Kisar2
Trichocereus pachanoi KK339 Ecuador Delia Kisar
Trichocereus pachanoi KK339 Ecuador Delia Kisar6
Trichocereus pachanoi KK339 Ecuador Delia Kisar5

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,

Trichocereus KK339 Noah
Trichocereus KK339 a
Trichocereus KK339 1