|Full Description: Trichocereus hybrid 'Che Guevara' has a 6"+ diameter bloom with apricot inner petals and a narrow purple edge that widens towards petal tips until the apricot mid rib is only pencil thin, pinched petal tips, next row same with slightly less purple and apricot-gold flecking, slightly longer petals Outer petals dark orange to apricot with almost no purple edges and longer, narrow petals. Back petals are long narrow, slightly re-curving, dark orange to apricot. Stamens are yellow with last 1/3 orangish overlay, anthers and stigma yellow-cream, throat is chartreuse colored. Hybridized by Uwe (Hyb. #US212). A cross of RL.27.2004.US.1 RL.1504.1.01 X Tricho. cv 'Flying Saucer'.
Notes : Stoat growth averaging 4" to 5" in diameter and hits bloom maturity at 12"+ in height. Dark green stem growth with brownish spines new growth near apex later turning very light yellow to almost white.
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This hybrid was named after the Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara who was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist. Born: June 14, 1928, Rosario, Argentina and
Died: October 9, 1967 in La Higuera, Bolivia fighting against Bolivian government forces backed-supplied by the CIA, he was soon executed after surrendering to these forces.
He was a major figure in the Cuban revolution leading firing squads the murdered any who resisted the revolution. Born to a wealthy family his ideology of seeing the living conditions of many of the poor in central and South America set his ideology on a different path. He had a falling out with Fidel Castro over policy and then fought in communist revolutionary causes in Africa then later Bolivia, both a revered and reviled historical figure.
Today his picture is seen world wide on T-Shirts, the famous photograph, popularly known as "Guerrillero Heroico", was taken on March 5, 1960 by Cuban photographer Alberto Korda – less than 18 months after Cuba had been established as a communist state by Fidel Castro following five years of conflict. Why is this portrait image so prolific? It’s a story of actual revolution, counterculture and, ultimately, the ability of global consumerism to conquer all (sorry, Che).
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( Below are more pictures of 'Che Guevara' in bloom; front, side and typical stem growth examples ).
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