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Trichocereus grandiflorus / rowleyi (Echinopsis grandiflora) – Awesome!

Trichocereus grandiflorus is a cactus from the genus Trichocereus. Its status is highly questionable as a correct species and the opinions are as varied as the names it carried. Joel Lodé has listed Trichocereus grandiflorus as Trichocereus rowleyi right now, while Anderson listed it as a synonym of …

Trichocereus smrzianus / Echinopsis smrziana MAGICAL

Backeberg described Trichocereus smrzianus / Echinopsis smrziana in his KAKTUS ABC, a book that did not get a very wide release. Besides the description is highly controversial because it basically re-describes various forms of Echinopsis schickendantzii / Trichocereus schickendantzii and Trichocereus walteri that are barely on the level …

Trichocereus Manguinii aka Trichocereus WK

Trichocereus manguinii is an older species described by Curt Backeberg. It is very rare, but can be found sporadically in Australia under the name Trichocereus WK. I have absolutely no idea what WK stands for but the name Trichocereus manguinii goes back to Backeberg, who tried to describe …

Trichocereus schickendantzii (Echinopsis schickendantzii)

Trichocereus schickendantzii (Echinopsis) was originally described by Britton & Rose in their book THE CACTACEAE, which was published in 1920. The plants grow in large clusters, in which they are pupping abundantly from the base! They can get up to 40-50 Centimeters, though they usually stay around 30. …