YELLOW CALIFORNIA is a Trichocereus hybrid by Hans-Britsch. It is part of the California group, which are extraordinarily great hybrids with huge flowers. It is related to ORANGE CALIFORNIA and FLYING SAUCER
This one is a hybrid by the German breeder Heise. It came from a whole series named after German cities. All of those were involving Trichocereus thelegonoides and were famous for their huge flower diameter.
The body of MAINZ is extremely beautiful with lovely red spines too.
LEWITZSONNE is a Lobivia hybrid that was purchased as LOBIVIA CHORRYLLOSENSIS J114 from Kakteen Uhlig. The breeder who purchased it was the German AG Echinopsis breeder SAP and he distributed some pups from it.
This Trichocereus hybrid is among the most beautiful that I personally k know. The flowers are huge and get to 18-20 cm in diameter. I do not know the breeder of Trichocereus ‘KA1’, but it could be Uwe Kahle. More info will follow.
Echinopsis candicans / Trichocereus candicans
Echinopsis candicans, also known under the formerly accepted name Trichocereus candicans, is a Trichocereus species from Argentina. It is very variable and forms a complex that holds various forms, and which is also connected to other species like Trichocereus purpureopilosus, Trichocereus lamprochlorus and Trichocereus huascha. It regularly forms hybrids with the latter around La Rioja and there is a wide variety of flower colors associated with it. The classic flower color from the description is white.
Copyright: Jake Mhaidin
Lobivia hybrid JT 2009.014
(Lobivia ferox x L. longispina ) x Psl. calorubra
This incredible hybrid has no name yet, but it is likely that we will assign one very soon. The plant has a typical Lobivia / Pseudolobivia body and is currently used by the breeder Patrick Noll in his crosses.
Breeder: The breeder of the JT 2009.014 is Jürgen Theisinger from Wolfstein.
Parents: (Lobivia ferox x Lobivia longispina) x Pseudolobivia Calorubra (a form of Echinopsis obrepanda)
Breeder´s Code: JT 2009.014
Flowers: Not measured.
Lobivia hybrid ‘BLAZE’ aka ‘BLAZA’
BLAZE aka BLAZA is a Lobivia hybrid or form of a botanical species. The origin is unknown, but it is very likely to be a nursery produced cultivar.
Breeder: The breeder of BLAZE is unknown.
Parents: Parents not known, but must involve at least one Lobivia.
Breeder´s Code: 4054
Description: BLAZE is a very popular and beautiful hybrid. It forms larger clumps of plants and flowers abundantly if treated correctly. The flowers are rather small, but have a beautiful color pattern that is just beautiful to look at.
Flowers: Small, approximately around 4 cm.
Sylvia (Lobivia or Pseudolobivia hybrid)
SYLVIA is a Lobivia hybrid. It is one of my favorite hybrids and I used it a lot.
Breeder: The breeder of this hybrid is Mrs. Kriechel, who sold some plants to Johannes Loeven in 1991.
Parents: Parents not known
Breeder´s Code: 4054
Description: Mrs. Kriechel´s collection number was 4054. The plant comes from Teneriffa and the parents are unknown. It is suspected that it´s a natural hybrid. There´s not only this clone, but also 7 sister plants that are all known as Sylvia 1-8. The three best plants were propagated and distributed as Sylvia 1-3.
Flowers: 7-8 cm, red with various shades of white, white to rose colored petals.
El Capitan (Echinopsis) Thomas Stöfer TS50
The hybrid EL CAPITAN is a hybrid made by the German breeder Thomas Stöfer.
Breeder: Thomas Stöfer
Breeder´s Code: TS50
Parents: Probably “Beautiful Dreamer x Afterglow”
Description: Known to flower abundantly. Good hybrid that´s often used in hybrid cultivation. Brought into circulation by Andreas Wessner.
Flowers: 14-16 cm, Bright yellow to pink with pink colored petals. Covered with white and brown hairs.
Photo: Michelle Killen
Flower photos of the Echinopsis hybrid El Capitan will be following soon!