Trichocereus Scopulicola x Trichocereus Cordobiensis Cactus Seeds
Trichocereus scopulicola, also known as Echinopsis scopulicola is a columnar cactus from Bolivia. It was discovered and described by Friedrich Ritter. Its current status is unknown, but it may be extinct in nature. Trichocereus scopulicola grows in the cactus forests around the Tarija at around 1000-1500 meters. Trichocereus scopulicola grows columnar like a tree and pups from the base. It’s actually rare for this plant to produce numerous shoots and most plants don´t have any side shoots. It is distinguished by a lack of spines. Usually 3-6 spines that are very small and up to 1.5 mm long.
Trichocereus cordobensis is an extremely interesting plant that probably belongs into the range of the species Trichocereus scopulicola. This species is very rare in nature and there only were a few collections of it. It is not an accepted name and there is no description for it. The city Cordoba is in Argentina. It probably came from an institution called NMCR, which distributed seeds and cacti the past 20 years. They are the source of many interesting plants, including one very spiny type of Scopulicola. This is most likely the origin of the plant.
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