|Full Description: Echinopsis hybrid 'Chico Mendes' has a 5" inch diameter bloom with inner petals obovate, mucronate, light orangish, picoteed in light purplish-mauve, midrib dark orangish or purplish-mauve and forming a delicate “trident” marking with the margins. Outer petals and sepals projecting beyond inners, contrasting pale orangish. Throat-circle light amber. Filaments light orange; anthers large and puffy. Flowers have a musty aroma. Stem growth is globular in form, forming attractive rounded mounds, Individual stem growth averages 3½"+ inches in diameter, central spines to ¼" inch long.
Hybridized by Bob Schick.
More Info : This Echinopsis hybrid was named by Bob Schick after Chico Mendes the Brazilian conservationist, who was killed by greedy ranchers for his dedication to preventing destruction of the rain forests. Born as Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, but better known as Chico Mendes. Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper, trade union leader and environmentalist.
( Born Dec. 15, 1944-Assassinated: Dec. 22, 1988 in Xapuri, Acre, Brazil ).
Offered as: A small pup or offset to all locations for mail order. Larger rooted specimens are available for mail order within the U.S. only or for pick up at our walk in nursery. See link towards the bottom of this webpage for info. about ordering and current availability/sizes available.
( Pictured below is Echinopsis cv 'Chico Mendes' in bloom; front, side views & typical stem growth examples from various seasons ).
Established 1 gallon rooted plant(s) up to specimen sized 5 gallon size plant(s) are also available for shipping within the U.S. only or for pick-up as most are very large, so sorry but no international shipping of large plants.
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