Trichocereus Angelesii (NN)
This plant was originally described by Friedrich Ritter as a white flowering variety of Trichocereus Strigosus, until Kiesling publicized it under the name Trichocereus Angelesii.
The flower is white and 12-24 centimeters long. Trichocereus Angelesii is a dayflowering species. The spines, fruits and seeds are indistinguishable from Trichocereus Strigosus. They usually have 14-22 ribs (while Trichocereus Huascha has 12-15 ribs).
The typus location is Famatima in the provence La Rioja, what makes it likely that it is synonymous with the plant Trichocereus Famatinensis, which was a commercial variety. It is closely related to the plant that Ritter called Trichocereus Callianthus. This plant was originally sold by Ritter as FR999, which was still labeled as Trichocereus Huascha back then.
Kieslings desciption gives Darwinia in Argentina as the typus location and it´s not clear wether or not those plants were actually the same.
Where to buy seeds or plants of Trichocereus Angelesii? Well, good Luck with that. If you don´t have the chance to collect them at one of the forementioned locations, you will probably not run into it very oftenly. But chances are some older growers still grow some plants raised from Ritter´s seeds.
The German seed seller Köhres has some of them in stock, but last time I tried germinating them, they seemed to be unviable. Maybe ask them about the seed if you are really interested in trying to germinate them. I still have some of the seed that I tried to germinate in 2008 or so but don´t think they were viable anymore. I kept a couple of seeds for microscopy and maybe I try germinating them soaked in Gibberellic Acid or something like that, though I am not really optimistic I would have germinations.
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