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
Trichocereus peruvianus “Rosei 2”
Trichocereus peruvianus “Rosei 2” comes from the large Fields Collection in Australia. It was one of the oldest cactus collections in Australia and attracted cactus fans from all over the country. Recently, Mr. Fields gave most of his plants to a Botanical Garden, which ensures that the plants from his collection will stay around, even now that the Fields collection is substantially smaller.
ROSEI 2 is probably a Trichocereus peruvianus from Matucana, similar to other Matucana strains like ICARO DNA. The skin color is very blue and covered with a frosty glow that makes ROSEI 2 a very nice clone to have. Trichocereus rosei is an old name for Trichocereus peruvianus and it was the name that was originally attached to them.
Trichocereus peruvianus “Rosei 2” / Photo Copyright: PD
Trichocereus peruvianus “Rosei 2” – Copyright: Trichocereus.com.au / Rod
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