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Trichocereus Isla del Sol
There is a legendary type called Trichocereus Isla Del Sol that is coming from that site in Bolivia. Sacred Succulents visited them during their Field Trips and made some amazing photos. I also have some sick photos from there in my upcoming book.
BK08601.1 Trichocereus Isla del Sol, Bolivia
Now, this is one of the most interesting Trichocereus species that were visited during the Sacred Succulents Field Trips! All the photos shown here are from Ben Kamm & Sacredsucculents.com! This was from the 2008 Field Trip and it is definitely related to Trichocereus cuzcoensis. Trichocereus cuzcoensis is mostly known for the plants in Cusco that were used to write the original description. But unlike general belief, this species can also be found in other areas in Peru AND on the Isla Del Sol in Bolivia. Everyone who knows the site is just blown away by the sheer mass of amazing Trichos there.
It also reminds me a little bit of Trichocereus knuthianus, which also belongs to the Cuzcoensis complex and has similar, ragged areoles. Those plants are definitely very old…how old exactly is not known.
Sacred Succulents gave away seed of this amazing species in 2008, but I do not know of anyone who raised some of them so far. If you happen to own this type, please let me know because it´s on my most-wanted list and I urgently need more pics of seed grown plants. The Isla Del Sol is an area that can be found in the southern part of the Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It´s a wonderful area that is filled with ancient ruins and that screams “History”. I do not know if those plants were intentionally planted there or if they just evolved, but it´s definitely one of the coolest Trichocereus species out there.
Someone in our Trichocereus Facebook group recently reported of someone who offered to sell a cutting of this type. But so far, I haven´t heard of anyone actively selling them. I am looking for seed of this type.
Copyright: Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com
BK08601.2 Trichocereus Isla del Sol, Bolivia
This is another Plant from the same region. Judging by the looks of it, it grows very nearby. The Plant is somehow connected to the Trichocereus cuzcoensis Complex and is simply awesome!