Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B” is a mutant cultivar of Trichocereus pachanoi. There are two very common mutant cultivars of Trichocereus pachanoi. Sacred Succulents lists them as CLONE A and CLONE B. Please note that they are not the same as the two Trichocereus bridgesii Monstrosa cultivars that are also listed under that name.
Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B” forms clumps of coral or brain-like cristate growth. Often offsets monstrose branches that mutate in a variety of interesting ways. (Sacred Succulents).
Both Clone A and Clone B are very similar and I would not be surprised if they are actually different incarnations of the same clone. That said, there definitely are differences between the plants that I inspected.
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)
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. Though the plant looks more like a Trichocereus peruvianus, it is often referred to as Trichocereus pachanoi Monstrosa.
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
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
TPM x N1 – Pic: Philocacti
Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:
And Trichocereus bridgesii here:
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