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Nitrogen: N1 (Trichocereus bridgesii)

Nitrogen: N1 (Trichocereus bridgesii)

The N1 clone comes from our friend Nitrogen. The pics were all provided by Nitrogen and he used this plant in numerous cross. It is a Trichocereus bridgesii with a massive spination and beautiful golden/orange spines.

The plants I saw have 6 ribs and 3 – 5 long and sharp spines that you really don´t want to get too close to. I am still trying to get flower pics of the N1 and I´ll update this post as soon as I am able to get some. This clone has a much more massive appearance than many other plants with Tr. bridgesii genetics.

In 2012, Nitrogen used the N1 in the following crosses:

TPM x N1

Psycho0 x N1

N1 x TPQC

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N1 2

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N1 4

 

TPQC (Trichocereus peruvianus Quasi Cristata)

TPQC is another clone from SAB member Nitrogen. The ID of the species changed repeatedly in the past, but it is probably a Trichocereus peruvianus. It developed crested growth after an injury, but is generally not a crested clone and I have never seen one of the cuts revert back to crested growth. It is probably best to consider it a normal clone of Trichocereus peruvianus.

Photos of TPQC (Trichocereus peruvianus Quasi Cristata)

TPQC (Trichocereus peruvianus Quasi Cristata)
TPQC (Trichocereus peruvianus Quasi Cristata)

Nitrogen´s TPC (Trichocereus cristata / crest)

Nitrogen´s TPC, not to be confused with Nitrogen´s TPM, is a mutant version of a Trichocereus peruvianus or Trichocereus pachanoi that became known in the Trichocereus community after the US breeder Nitrogen has produced quite a few hybrids involving it. This resulted in a large number of mutant offspring that Nitrogen donated during his first and second SAB seed giveaway.

Nitrogen´s Trichocereus Seed giveaway

The seeds that he harvested from this plant were given away to friends and other growers and we hope to see more TPC (Trichocereus peruvianus cristata) offspring soon.

This plant was so mutated that even its flowers looked abnormal somehow. It´s very rare that mutated cacti are even able to produce flowers. And not only did this one flower, but also in the most spectacular way.

As you can see on the pics, the plant can grow crested and monstrose at the same time. In 2012, Nitrogen used a pollen mix of Tom Juuls Giant, SS02 and a SS02 hybrid with Trichocereus pachanoi to pollinate this plant.

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Nitrogen´s TPC Trichocereus peruvianus cristata crest TPM 2
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Nitrogen´s TPC Trichocereus peruvianus cristata crest TPM 5

Where to get a cutting of Nitrogen´s TPC?

There are many different types of TPC. It´s an abbreviation that simply  means “Trichocereus peruvianus cristata”. However, this particular TPC is very rare and can only be found in Nitrogen´s garden, and in the collection of US breeder Misplant.

Nitrogen distributed all seeds he got from his TPC among the community for free, which is why they should be traded actively among fellow growers . If you own one of them, please consider taking cuttings and making them available. Because that´s what the purpose behind Nitrogen´s 2012 giveaway was all about.
If you want to see more photos of Nitrogen´s TPC, make sure to check out our Trichocereus & Echinopsis growers Facebook group.

If you enjoyed this article, check out some of our other Trichocereus Database articles here, here or here.

Nitrogen: TPM (Trichocereus peruvianus Monstrose)

TPM (Trichocereus peruvianus Monstrose) comes from a SAB member called Nitrogen. He earned himself a great reputation by producing some of the most kickass San Pedro hybrids in the past 10 years. Some of his mother plants are the TPM, the TPC or the TPQC.

This particular TPM constantly switches between montrose and non-monstrose growth, what gives it a truly unique look. This type of TPM is one of a kind, as it is known to pass down the monstrose gene to its F1 offspring. From all the seeds I´ve grown, I had a 50% mutation rate. And since it is rare that mutants produce mutant offspring, it’s definitely an amazing plant.
Nitrogen produced numerous hybrids with this plant, of which I´ll show some of them here.

Photos of Nitrogen´s TPM

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In 2012, Nitrogen used this plant for the following crosses:

TPM x N1
TPM x (SS02 x pachanoi v. “Mel/vin”)
Mel/vin x TPM
Psycho0 x TPM
TPQC x TPM

Trichocereus TPM x N1 Nitrogen Philocacti

TPM x N1 – Pic: Philocacti

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