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A couple of Trichocereus questions
    #3389987 - 11/20/04 06:36 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I purchased a cactus last year from a nursary labeled T pachanoi. I have identified it as a T scopulicola (spelling?) Can I get any confirmation on this? Also a month after this photo it has sent out a pup from the base! Is that unusual for a scop?



This cactus was labelled as a Trichocereus purpureopilosus but since reading various books I see different looking trichs labelled as purpureopilosus. I've seen some labelled as Echinopsis lamprochlora that look similar, they all have massive brilliant nocturnal flowers I believe.



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Re: A couple of Trichocereus questions [Re: faslimy]
    #3390635 - 11/20/04 10:03 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Very pretty cacti man, esp. number 2.

Yeah that first one is tricky, not sure...prolly not a pachanoi though...


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Re: A couple of Trichocereus questions [Re: Teragon]
    #3390781 - 11/20/04 10:47 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

The first is without any doubt a T. scopulicola. T. purpureopilosa and T. lamprochlora are synonyms. I'm not sure your plant is this one thought. Tough call. Looks more like T. candicans which is much more common in cultivation.

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Re: A couple of Trichocereus questions [Re: faslimy]
    #3391212 - 11/21/04 12:32 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

>>Also a month after this photo it has sent out a pup from the base! Is that unusual for a scop?


Trichocereus spp are said to be characteristically base puppers. So it's not unusual. In my experience I've found it not really to be characteristic with any of my members.


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