Trichocereus Tulhuayacensis Species
Trichocereus tulhuayacensis is rare species can only be found around Huancayo, Peru.
This is plant is a rare occurrung wild hybrid, so it's exact origins are unknown. However it is the only wild trichocereus hybrid with a colored bloom. The plant appears to be a cross between the Trichocereus peruvianus species or wild hybrid variety; and possibly something with a red or deep purple bloom, as the natural color for Trichocereus blooms is white/ivory.
It can reach roughly 6 feet tall and 4-5 inches in diameter. It shows a mild reddening around the areoles, are roughly 8-10 mm large with v shaped notches, and a diameter of 6-8 mm that fade from yellow to a dark gray. It has 8 radial Spines (1.5 to 2.5 cm in length) and 3-4 middle spines (up to 8 centimeters) where one spine stands out as the longest on each areole.
Flower: 2.5 centimeter in diameter, some red & dark green. The scales are approximately 1-2 cm distanced with black or grayish brown hairs. The tube roughly 7 centimeters long, The Sepales are pink/green and can reach 6cm long. The ovary and fruits have black/gray/brown hairs as well. Sepales are pink/green and can reach 6cm long. Petals vary pink to ivory, and may grow up to 5 cm long.
Origin: Near Huachac, Peru, discovered by Carlos Ocoha.
Specimen size: 8" tall x 3" in diameter.