This clone was distributed by Karel Knize and the plant on the pictures was provided by our friend Trout from troutsnotes.com! The cutting was obtained in 2000. Another seed grown KK1670 was distributed by Shaman Australis but doesn´t seem to be available at this time.
Knize gives as Place of Origin:
Trichocereus longispinus KK1670 – Seeds originally collected from Cusco, Pisac, Peru at 2800m altitude.
This Picture is the One SAB has on their Site:
Just like the Place of Origin already suggests, this is most likely some kind of Trichocereus cuzcoensis. New spine growth is yellow and very spiny. Unfortunately, we don’t have any more pics of this collection. We will add some more in the future.
Where to get seeds or cuttings of KK1670 Trichocereus longispinus?
Well, since this plant originally came from Knize, there aren´t that many sources for his plants or seeds but him. In addition to that, you might be lucky to get some cuttings from the SAB shop, who sold some of them every now and then. So far, I´ve only seen them available on the market once and only as a seedling. As this type is probably just one of the countless cuzcoensis forms out there, it will probably be labeled Trichocereus peruvianus on the open market and I don’t feel like it’s possible to distinguish it from other, similar Cuzcoensis relatives. The pics here show how variable the plant can be and it will be very hard to keep it apart from others.
If you bought this type of Trichocereus from Knize or someone else, please let me know because I´d love to see if this really deserves the name “longispinus”. From what I´ve seen in those pics, it´s not very different from some other Cuzcoensis Varieties that I know. I am currently thinking that it is nothing but a marketing name.
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