Trichocereus pachanoi Britt. & Rose
- Common Name: San Pedro Cactus, Aguacolla
- Family: Cactaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Andes of Peru & Ecuador
- Habitat: high altitude, high rainfall areas of the Andes
- Description: The plant is light to dark green, sometimes glaucous, and having 4-8 (usually 5-7) ribs. Groups of 1-4 small, yellow to light brown, spines are located at the nodes which are spaced evenly (approximately 2 cm apart) along the ribs. San Pedro can grow up to 5 meters tall and have multiple branches, usually extending from the base.
- Uses: Trichocereus pachanoi is used to treat nervous conditions, cardiac disease, and high blood pressure in addition to being used as a spiritual entheogen.
- Culture: Native to high rainfall areas, the San Pedro likes sunlight, fertile free-draining soil and higher moisture levels than many other succulents.
- Poisonous Plant Parts - Not for Human Consumption
- CITES Appendix II Listed Plant
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- Accession # 198502066
- Source: Unknown
- Accession Date: 12-31-1985
- Bench: 2215 - XER:Atacama-Sechura/Andean Deserts
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 09-27-2012
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: core eudicots
- Order: Caryophyllales
- Family: Cactaceae
- SubFamily: Cactoideae
- Tribe: Trichocereeae
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