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Trichocereus carmaguensis KK1414 (Echinopsis camarguensis)

This is a very typical collection of Trichocereus camarguensis from Karel Knize. He assigned the collection number KK1414 for a collection site in Camargo, Bolivia, where this plant originally comes from. I don´t know how much variation is within this local population but from the looks of it, I´d say it’s pretty typical for a Trichocereus camarguensis. The type locality of Trichocereus camarguensis was Cochabamba. Those plants can get up to 1 meter in size and grow bent over. They have up to 15 ribs, 10-13 radial spines and 1-3 middle spines. What makes this plant special are the yellow, almost white spines that differentiate it from Trichocereus Strigosus or Trichocereus Randalli.

Flowers: The flowers can be up to 22 centimeters in size, white with purple green sepals.

Fruit: The fruit is very small and only approx. 2-4 centimeters in diameter.

Trichocereus Camarguensis occurs in Bolivia, near Camargo.

Like mentioned before, Knizes collection number for this type is KK1414. He offered it various times on his seedlist. Some as KK1414 var. Nanus, KK1414 var. Nana. Everytime, it was collected at around 2800 meters altitude. There also is a KK1413 but I do not have pics nor any other information about it than that it´s a Camarguensis too. From Camargo. It was on Knizes 2004 SEED & PLANTS List.

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