Tag: Sacred Succulents

Trichocereus riomizquensis RITTER (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus riomizquensis RITTER (Echinopsis) Trichocereus riomizquensis is a Bolivian Trichocereus species that is closely related to Trichocereus bridgesii. I count it as a close relative and potential regional form of Trichocereus bridgesii, which is only endemic to one site in Bolivia near the Rio Mizque. The species was discovered and described by the German cactus …

Trichocereus vollianus / Echinopsis volliana

Trichocereus vollianus / Echinopsis volliana Trichocereus vollianus, also known under it´s currently valid name Echinopsis volliana, is a columnar cactus from the genus Trichocereus. It is a very interesting plant and there is only little information to be found about it. Ben Kamm and Sacred Succulents encountered Trichocereus vollianus during their 2010 Sacred Succulents field …

Trichocereus sp. ‘Isla del Sol’ (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus sp. ‘Isla del Sol’ (Echinopsis) This population from the Bolivian island ‘Isla Del Sol’ belongs into the distant complex of Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis. However, it is currently discussed whether or not this plant is actually a different species and DNA testing is required to look into its status.  Sacred Succulents visited this …

Trichocereus huanucoensis (Echinopsis)

Trichocereus huanucoensis (Echinopsis) Trichocereus huanucoensis goes back to a nursery owner called Harry Johnson senior, who brought this plant into the USA in the 1950s. Unlike popular belief, Trichocereus huanucoensis is NOT an official species. There is no official description and very little information about the plant. According to Herbarium pieces, its place of origin is Huanuco. It …

SS03 (Trichocereus knuthianus)

SS03 (Trichocereus knuthianus) The SS03 Trichocereus is a clone that was and still is distributed by Sacred Succulents in California. It is a Trichocereus knuthianus that is very similar to the other Knuthianus forms that are available sometimes. The plant has strong spines and very typical V-notches that make it easy to spot. Seed grown …

Chavín de Huántar: Trichocereus santaensis & El Lanzon

Chavín de Huántar: Trichocereus santaensis & El Lanzon Chavín de Huántar is an archaeological site in Peru with a long history of Trichocereus cultivation. There are plants that can be found within the ruins and those plants probably go back for many thousands of years. The ruins are thought to be from 1200BC and the …

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 up to 4-5 meters tall and form …

Echinopsis pachanoi in Bolivia?

Echinopsis pachanoi in Bolivia? There are many people or books referring to populations of the Echinopsis pachanoi in Bolivia. But much unlike popular belief, most of those plants are actually spineless varieties of Trichocereus bridgesii. Though both species can be very similar under certain conditions, you definitely see the difference on flowering plants. Echinopsis pachanoi …

Trichocereus peruvianus from Matucana

Trichocereus peruvianus from Matucana Trichocereus peruvianus from Matucana is one of the most sought after types. Matucana is the type locality of Trichocereus peruvianus, which means that in Matucana you can find the most typical plants according to the description. The description was originally made by the Americans Britton & Rose, and the described a …

BK10508.7 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora , Cochabamba, Bolivia

BK10508.7 Trichocereus riomizquensis, Totora , Cochabamba, Bolivia  Trichocereus riomizquensis BK10508.7 is a very cool Plant! that is obviously related to Trichocereus bridgesii. Trichocereus riomizquensis is probably partially synonymous with Trichocereus bridgesii or belongs to Trichocereus bridgesii in a wider sense. The latter is not very surprising because both are from Bolivia and grow very close to each other. Ritter …

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