What a lovely plant. Trichocereus bridgesii “Vulcano” was originally cloned by a well-known cultivator, Andi from SPI. The full taxonomy is unknown but you can see he is clearly bridgesii dominant evidenced by the spine formation.
Currently, there are 5 different versions of Vulcano, this is No. 2.
With lovely red spines, this chunky guy belongs in every collection.
Trichocereus bridgesii are native to Bolivia (duh) and Argentina.
Tr. bridgesii was first introduced to the Western world by a German botanist Friedrich Ritter who studied various cactus species in South America. He then named the species after his close friend, the British consul in Bolivia, Alan Bridges.
They quickly gained popularity over the years and have become statement pieces in many homes across the world.
- Echinopsis lageniformis
- Bolivian Torch Cactus
- Cereus bridgesii var. lageniformis
- Trichocereus bridgesii var. lageniformis
- Wachuma Bolivia
- Achuma Bolivia