Knize‘s Ecuadorian Trichocereus pachanoi shipped from Lima, Peru.
Karel Knize’s collection numbers have created some lasting identification problems due to commonly being locality numbers rather than actual specimen collection numbers. What this means, if unfamiliar, is that the same number is assigned to plants that the collector believes are identical and growing within a given range of elevations in a particular region. Clearly that is a practice that is sometimes going to miss the mark.
In this case, of course, Trichocereus pachanoi is an easy one to identify.
Back to the article:
“pachanoi or pachanot?“
Smith’s observations with excerpts from some published descriptions
Topic 1: Backeberg’s clone
Topic 2: pachanoi compared to pachanot
Additional material to ponder:
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