Category: Trichocereus Articles

Trichocereus Facebook Group Echinopsis Growers Worldwide

Trichocereus Facebook Group Echinopsis Growers Worldwide Hi guys, today I wanted to give you a preview from our Trichocereus Facebook group called Trichocereus & Echinopsis growers worldwide. It is one of the oldest Trichocereus groups on Facebook and was funded sometime around 2014. Photo: Jason Hollinger After all these years, our Trichocereus Facebook group has …

Trichocereus angelesii / Echinopsis angelesii or angelesiae

Trichocereus angelesii / Echinopsis angelesii or angelesiae Trichocereus angelesii, also known as Echinopsis angelesii or Echinopsis angelesiae, was originally described by Friedrich Ritter as a white flowering variety of Trichocereus strigosus / Trichocereus strigonus, until Kiesling publicized it under the name Trichocereus angelesii. Check out two photos of Trichocereus strigonus in comparison The flower of …

Trichocereus werdermannianus / Echinopsis werdermanniana

Trichocereus werdermannianus / Echinopsis werdermanniana Trichocereus werdermannianus, also known as Echinopsis werdermanniana, is a columnar Trichocereus species from Bolivia. It is a close relative of Trichocereus terscheckii and I consider it an intermediate species between the large Andean Trichoereus terscheckii and Trichocereus taquimbalensis. Original name: Trichocereus werdermannianus Backeberg & Knuth, Kaktus ABC Trichocereus werdermannianus is …

Trichocereus validus / Echinopsis valida

Trichocereus Validus Monv. aka Echinopsis Valida Trichocereus validus, also known as Echinopsis valida, is a columnar cactus that´s closely related to Trichocereus terscheckii. I consider it a form, variety or subspecies of Echinopsis terscheckii. Which one´s exactly the case will have to be decided by DNA testing . Synonyms: Cereus validissimus, Echinopsis valida, Echinopsis validus, …

Trichocereus tarmaensis / Echinopsis tarmaensis

Trichocereus tarmaensis / Echinopsis tarmaensis Trichocereus tarmaensis Rauh & Backeberg – Deser. Cact. Nov. 20. 1956 Trichocereus tarmaensis is a close relative of Trichocereus cuzcoensis that was described as a separate species. There are various differences between Trichocereus cuzcoensis and Trichocereus tarmaensis, and some forms of Trichocereus knuthianus are considered to be synonymous with Trichocereus …

Trichocereus grandiflorus / rowleyi (Echinopsis grandiflora)

Trichocereus grandiflorus / rowleyi (Echinopsis grandiflora) 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 Echinopsis …

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis huascha)

Trichocereus huascha (Echinopsis huascha) Trichocereus huascha, also known as Echinopsis huascha, is an Argentinian Trichocereus species that looks very similar to Trichocereus spachianus, Trichocereus grandiflorus, Trichocereus shaferi and Trichocereus schickendantzii. However, there are important differences to distinguish them. Trichocereus huascha has had a long history with many name changes due to its unique position between …

Trichocereus skottsbergii / Echinopsis skottsbergii (T. chiloensis)

Trichocereus skottsbergii / Echinopsis skottsbergii (T. chiloensis) Trichocereus skottsbergii Backeberg, also called Echinopsis skottsbergii, is a columnar cactus that is closely related to Trichocereus chiloensis / Echinopsis chiloensis. Under current taxonomy it is placed as a subspecies below Trichocereus chiloensis with Echinopsis skottsbergii as currently accepted name. The species was described by Curt Backeberg and …

Trichocereus deserticolus (Echinopsis deserticola)

Trichocereus deserticolus (Echinopsis deserticola) Trichocereus deserticolus, also known as Echinopsis deserticola, is a columnar cactus from Chile. This species also includes Trichocereus fulvilanus / Echinopsis fulvilana as a subspecies of Echinopsis deserticola now. Trichocereus deserticolus is a plant with a complicated and close relationship to Trichocereus fulvilanus, Trichocereus coquimbanus and Trichocereus chalaensis. They get very …

Trichocereus cuzcoensis – Echinopsis cuzcoensis

Trichocereus cuzcoensis – Echinopsis cuzcoensis Trichocereus cuzcoensis is a Trichocereus species from Cusco in Peru. It is described as from Cusco and in sense  of the description plants only count as being part of this species if they are from Cusco, but close relatives of Trichocereus cuzcoensis also occur in many other parts of Peru, …

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