Synonym: Trichocereus huascha
Common Name: torch cactus
Origin: Echinopsis huascha originates from the Monte shrubland and Gran Chaco forest within northern Argentina, Catamarca and La Rioja. It is found at altitudes of 900 – 2,000 meters.
Description: E. huascha is a green, cylindrical cactus that possesses 12 to 18 ribs, forming clumps up to 3 feet tall. Branches develop basally, with stems possessing an upright and creeping form, and 1-3 central spines. Along the form, numerous yellow areoles are present, each developing 9-11 yellowish-brown radial spines. From spring to summer, tubular flowers will bloom from the areoles – scentless and yellow, red, or orange in color. Flowers will be followed by yellow fruits.
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