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FOR THOSE THAT NEED THE INFO Some notes of the genetics of the above seedlings for those

for familiar with SS stock: T. pachanoi monstrose X T. pachanoi 'Huancabamba' - an awesome hybrid between a monstrose form of T. pachanoi and the form most common in Huancabamba in north-w est Peru. T. peruvianus 'Serra Blue' - 'Serra Blue' is "a beautiful stemmed fat clone from the Serra Gardens, originally part of Ed Gay's South American collections" T. huanucoensis - "Forms candelabra like stands up to 20 tall. 4-8 diameter dark b lue-green stems with 5-7 thick ribs. Brown felty areoles that bear up to 7 small radial spines and 3 centrals up to 2 long. New growth on older stems is often co mpletely spineless. White nocturnal flowers. Native to Huanuco, central Peru" Trichocereus sp. BK09509.2 - Candelabra stems to 10. Stems to 4 diameter, dark gre en epidermis, new growth blushed blue. 5-7 radial spines, the downward facing on es up to 1.5 long. 1 central spine to 2.5. New spines yellow to red-brown in color . Growing on rocky cliffs, western slopes above the north end of the modern town of Chavin, 10,600, Ancash Dept., Peru, not far from the famous ruins of Chavin d e Huantar with its amazing subterranean labrynth and 3000 year old stone images of Trichocereus. This plant looks intermediate to T. santaensis (pachanoi) and T . cuzcoensis. T. santaensis - a very beautiful pachanoid. Unfortunately I've lost the notes I had on this one. T. terscheckii X T. 'huarzensis' - "the giant T. terscheckii crossed with anothe r confusing plant from K. Knize, T. 'huarzensis' which is almost certainly synon ymous with the pachanoid T. santaensis from the central Peruvian highlands" T. chilensis X T. bridgesii - the first of the SS hybrids with T. chilensis T. chilensis X T. huanucoensis - the first of the SS hybrids with T. chilensis T. pachanoi BK08611.5 - wild collected T. pachanoi, a clone common around Lima C ity and much of peru. Very round smooth ribs, small areoles and spines with blue -green stems. T. peruvianus BK08612.4 - wild collected above Matucana in Peru. "Fat blue-green stems to 6" or more in diameter. New spines are red to yellow, up to 3" long. O ften growing prostrate. White flowers. Seed mostly from specimens with shorter s pines, under 1" " T. riomizquensis BK10508.7 - "Upright stand to 8 tall. 25 diameter stems with green to blue-green to yellow-green epidermis. 47 radial spines with 13 central spines to 3 long. Looks to be a distinct spiny form of T. bridgesii. Planted around the town of Totora, Cochabamba Dept., Bolivia, 9,000. Growing with Buddleja, Carica, and Asteraceae. Local women call it achuma and use it externally to treat fever. N o one knew where it grew wild. We searched where Ritter first described the plan t at Chujllas, and along the Rio Mizque, adjacent valleys and slopes, but never found a single wild plant." 'Luther Burbank' X SS02 x 20 - Luther Burbank is an heirloom peruvianoid. Can't find the other relevant info on it at the moment. T. peruvianus 'Los Gentiles' - "Fat blue frosted upright stems 4-6 in diameter. La rge fuzzy areoles with 6+ short radial spines and 1 or more long stout central s

pines. New spines originally blood red to yellow, fading to black and then dull gray or white with age. White flowers around the full moon. Ripe fruits are cons idered a choice Pitahaya for eating. Occurs at 8,000-11,000 feet in the central hi ghlands of Peru near Matucana. Grows in a acequia irrigated agricultural system on rock wall borders of andenes and milpa style gardens. The cactus is referred to locally as Pichu. Said to have been tended to for at least 3,800 years by the l ineage of people known as Los Gentiles." T. tulhuayacensis KK337 X T. bridgesii- an extremely rare and unusual hybrid bet ween the fascinating T. tulhuayacensis, which has bizarre red and pink mottled f lowers and T. bridgesii, a hybrid which will surely produce fascinating progeny. These were by far the most expensive of all the seeds I bought and SS seeds are not cheap. T. validus? Nl52509a - Thick columnar plant with large stout spines and big 4 dia meter sweet fruit. Collected by N. Logan at 7,600, between the town of Puna and B elin, Potosi Province, Bolivia. These large Trichocereus are in need of serious study to clarify the taxonomy. This plant falls into the T. validus/werdermannia nus/tacaquirensis/taquimbalensis/ escayachensis complex.