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Trichocereus ‘Parque de las Leyendas’ Peru

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Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas
The Parque de las Leyendas is located in the San Miguel district of Lima and was founded as the first Zoo of Peru. Peru is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world and the park is home to countless amazing plants and creatures, including some interesting Trichocereus species.

There are many cool Trichocereus pachanoi in the Parque de las Leyendas in Peru. Ben Kamm and his friends from visited the park during various field trips, collected some seeds and made some photos. Here are some of the pics:

BK08611.4 Trichocereus , Jardin Botanico, Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru

Trichocereus parque de las leyendas

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BK08611.5 Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru

Another Trichocereus Pachanoi from the park! Same Location, different Plant.

Trichocereus Parque de las Leyendas. Peru
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And this is a plant that was grown from the Sacred Succulents Field Trip seed. Copyright: Stillman.
The very long spines are really interesting because they are nothing like the almost spineless appearance of the mother plant. Nonetheless, it´s actually quite common for old plants to be pretty spineless. It´s also interesting because the plant has very few ribs and a large distance between the areoles.

San Pedro: Parque de las Leyendas. Peru

BK08611.6 Trichocereus, Jardin Botanico, Parque de las Leyendas, Lima, Peru

280 BK08611 San Pedro: Trichocereus in Parque de las Leyendas. Peru

As far as I know, Ben also visited those Trichocereus pachanois during the 2014 Field Trip! So in case you bought some Pachanoi seeds starting with BK14, it´s very possible those are the mother plants!

Trichocereus BK14518.4

Apparently Sacred Succulents visited the same plant shown in the photo before again in 2014. This plant should be the same mother plant, but from a different year. Ben sent me a photo of this type and I am super happy to share it with you! The copyright of the photo is BEN KAMM,!

Trichocereus pachanoi BK14518.4

Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Also check out our Trichocereus Facebook group here: