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Trichocereus scopulicola?

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I was given this and think it could be a Trichocereus scopulicola, anyone familiar with this type?

It has been in my garden but was recently potted up in preparation for grafting a loph on to it.

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Hi dawnbeaver,

As Stillman said: Looks like a T. scopulicola.

The very short spines and fat ribs give it away.

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Def a scop; my first cactus (Bunnings lol).

Mine's impossible to kill, loves full sun and miracle grow fertilizer. Mine's put on about 4cm in the last couple of months.

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I have a burnings "scop" too. Very hardy and one of my fattest

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absolutely scop

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My favorite recommendation on how to recognize a scopulicola came from a friend in NSW who said something like "Just grab it with your hand."

If its a scopulicola a person typically gets no punctures. Not foolproof but what is?

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I usually recognize Scopulicola by the smooth curve of the ribs towards the tip. Also, the ribs grow from a neat and precise point.

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Scop also had harder, rougher skin than most others, a light rub/tap of a finger nail will give it away.

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Ι agree with comments

short spines but not always as short as this

characteristic pheotype of the more roundish rib-shape, always few ribs 4-5-6 most often

and different skin , more "matt" skin than pachanois, less glossy that is

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I don't know why, I just always loved the shape of Scopulicola. Seems more elegant than the regular rough and tumble charm of the Pach.

Maybe it's the chamomile tea speaking, but to me they are like the Lady and the Tramp

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This is what you have to look forward to :drool2:

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This is what you have to look forward to :drool2:

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holy jealously batman!

I get so unhealthily jealous when i see ya'll with big stands of beautiful tricho's. zelly's garden kills me. so does solar_tea's

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