Lumberjack – Trichocereus bridgesii – Quite the backstory 🙂
Trichocereus bridgesii LUMBERJACK or LUMBERJACKUS is a rare and sought after Trichocereus that was found in a Lumberjack store in Sacramento by Joe Lev. Its actually an Echinopsis lageniformis with very distinct traits. It has a very typical double-pair spination and a fat body. This clone is known to flower abundantly and it is currently used by US breeder Misplant and Nitrogen.
Origin Story: “Here is the origin of the super hero know as ‘lumberjack” It never ceases to amaze me that my little joke has become common parlance in the ethnobot underground.
I went out to this bill collectors office in Rancho Cordova, CA to give up some blood money. Leaving I saw a big Lumberjack building supply store. I was fairly new at growing cacti, I think I was still looking for my first peruvianus, I probably just had a few pachanois and maybe my first WOH which was sold as a peruvianus, but really looks nothing like one. I go out to the garden area and spot what looked to me like a pachanoi but with wicked big spines. It was in a large plastic pot , had several columns about 3 ft high. I think I paid about $45 for it. …
As I learned more, I saw that it appears to be a peruvianus/bridgessi cross. Like a fat bridge or a peruvianus with less spines per pad. It’s a fast grower, but doesn’t seem to grow as tall as a pachanoi. It flowers occasionally, and once I got it to cross with a pachanoi. Sometimes the new growth has a beautiful blue color that love.
When I started trading it I gave it a fake latin name, “lumberjackius”, which people soon shortened to “lumberjackus” and then “lumberjack””
-Joe Lev, Spirit Plants Forum
Sharxx Blue – Trichocereus peruviana
Sharxx Blue was named after a SAB forum member, “Sharxx”. This particular clone originated out of the legendary Dawson’s collection, it was distributed and named by PD (SAB Member). Sharxx clone is a very blue and short spined peruviana, a very famous clone.
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