Trichocereus chiloensis (Colla.) Britt. & Rose

Frost tender large shrub- or tree-like erect, ovate cactus, branching near the base, with up to 16 blunt ribs, strong, pale prickles, and diurnal, funnel-shaped flowers, white inside, tinged maroon outside.  To 8m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

A photograph of mature plants appears in Britton & Rose – The Cactaceae vol.II, Fig 198/1820.

Introduced to Britain in 1825.  [PD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.295/1850].


Published Mar 05, 2009 - 04:49 PM | Last updated Jul 15, 2010 - 05:17 PM

The photograph shows large cacti with cylindrical, branched stems.  The Cactaceae vol.II, Fig 198, 1820.

Trichocereus chiloensis (Colla.) Britt. & Rose | Britton & Rose – The Cactaceae vol.II, Fig 198/1820 | BHL

More details about Trichocereus chiloensis (Colla.) Britt. & Rose
Family Cactaceae
Region of origin


  • Cactus chiloensis Colla
  • Cereus chiloensis DC.
  • Cereus chilensis Pfeiff.
  • Cereus hteromorphus Monville
  • Cereus longispinus Salm-Dyck
  • Cereus pepinianus Lem.
  • Cereus linnaei Forst.
  • Cereus gilvus Salm-Dyck
  • Cereus funkii Schum
  • Cereus quisco Remy
  • Echinopsis chiloensis (Colla) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Cereus Chilensis

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