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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,

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

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

Also check out our Trichocereus Facebook group here:

https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

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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!

Vilcabamba (N. Logan)

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

Trichocereus pachanoi in Ecuador Echinopsis Vilcabamba

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

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

Also check out our Trichocereus Facebook group here:

https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus