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Trichocereus ‘Rod’ (Echinopsis)

The Australian SAB Clone ROD is a rather rare Ecuadorian Trichocereus pachanoi.

This plant comes from the type locality of the species in Ecuador. You can recognize Ecuadorian Pachs by the color epidermis and the unique areole shape. In addition, they sometimes have longer spines than the Peruvian ones, but this does not apply to this clone.  It has very strong V-notches above the areoles. Old growth can have a dark blue/green color (as seen on the pic here) while some young growth is typically grass green.

Flowers

The flowers are white. On the pic below, you can see the interesting white hairs that are covering the flower buds. Unfortunately I could not measure the flowers and the plant but I will hopefully add this kind of info later on.

Origin of Trichocereus pachanoi ROD

This clone could potentially be an early KK339, which ended up being very close to type. It was probably named after the SAB member Interbeing aka Rod, who originally brought this clone into cultivation and passed it around among the other members.

Photos of Trichocereus ROD

Trichocereus Rod (Echinopsis)
Trichocereus 'Rod' (Echinopsis)

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

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

Also check out our Trichocereus Facebook group here:

https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

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