YOWIE (Trichocereus pachanoi)
Yowie is a very cool and popular Trichocereus pachanoi with a unique spination that consists of two parallel Spines per areole. It also has very pronounced ribs and looks very much like an Ecuadorian Pachanoi. Now let me add some information about where this clone came from.
The Yowie clone originated in Yarrawonga Victoria. The SAB member Marsha (who was previously known by the username “Yowie” led PD to the property where the mother plant of this clone grew. This clone is also part of the Fields collection, where many amazing clones came from. The clone is easily recognized by the pair of spines, that makes it very different from other Pachanois. However, similar plants can be found all across Australia (and the world), so it´s not really sure if Yowie is actually a clone or just represents a local type. I know similar (and almost identical) Pachanois, especially from Ecuador and it may be very well possible that they are not genetically identical to the Yowie clone. If you encounter similar plants, you can just test it by trying to breed it with a verified Yowie.
Pic: Gus Freeman
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