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Hey folks.

So I was searching in vain for pics/info on T. validus. I remember someone posting somewhere photos and/or videos of a giant validus growing in the Fields collection coming up through a shed or something? Anybody got that link stashed away somewhere?

And is validus being grown by anyone like some of the other Fields specimens? I was just googling cacti and I remember this being such an epic-looking plant that I kinda just wanted to see it again and find out if anyone has their own big ones coming along :]

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http://trichoseriousethnobotany.blogspot.hr/search/label/Trichocereus%20Validus

Here are the pictures of the Fields validus.

A plant that's very similar or maybe even the same is growing in the SecretGarden (sorry, no pics of that), and a couple of open pollinated crosses have been made this year. A bunch of seeds got distributed to people in various countries, so there should be some awesome looking hybrids in a couple of years..

Here's my little 15 cm baby.

http://www.shaman-australis.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=41064&p=514657

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Oh that was a member here a couple years ago who I don't think posts anymore. But it looks like he got several cuttings so hopefully some of those got passed around?

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Here's my Fields Validus. Sorry taken at night so not the best pics, will take some more in day light so you can get a good look at it.

Apologies the pics have all come out sideways and i can't be arsed taking them all down and rotating them.

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Getafix

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Awesome Getafix! Great to see it's doing the rounds. Looks like a healthy one :)

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Awesome Getafix! Great to see it's doing the rounds. Looks like a healthy one :)

If it pups I will send you a pup.

Getafix

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Mr. Fields has two clones, both absolute beauties.

There's a few validus hybrids going around, there is one made by PD (I think) that he called terscheckii X psycho0 but I always regarded that particular plant (from cactus country, Strathmerton) to be validus rather than terscheckii. Track that one down mate :)

It would be a ripper plant to back-cross onto validus or indeed psycho0 -the spines of both are some of the longest in the business.

My memory is a bit foggy though so hopefully I have my facts right for you.

Maybe it's time to save for a life changing Cacti & Succulent road-trip and check out the big girls :wub:

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Hey HD. Long time no see! It would be cool to check out the Fields collection in person but I have no idea where it is or if they'd welcome/suffer random SAB folk for a visit haha

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Also Getafix you're on 666 posts! I think that means you have to sacrifice a goat. Where's Hillbilly when you need him :devil:

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i have some validus x hz seedlings that i got from zelly, there just sprouts now, but will definitely show em off as soon as theyre worthy!

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i have 3 plants from PD, terscheckii x psycho0.

when i got them he referred to the fact that people said it wasnt a terscheckii and he made a definite point to tell me that it was a terscheckii.

from the horses mouth so im inclined to believe it.

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validus x huarazensis /misplant seeds/:

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It's a grafted seedling .. too spiny for me though - looking for new owner :rolleyes:

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Too spiny?!? :lol: :lol:

I have a misplant validus X peruvianus that looks very similar to your one, and am also considering giving it away because it's not nearly spiny enough for me! :lol:

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These are my 3 validus plants first one is the clone growing through the shed and the other two are Mr Fields other clone!

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Nice! You're one lucky mushroomman! :]

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Got this one from Fields

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From this plant

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:)

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https://theoldtrichoseriousethnobotany.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Trichocereus Valida

there's a new.. and an old one now, this ^^ links you to the old tseb 

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