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T. Peruvianus Rimac
T. Peruvianus Rimac

This beautiful Peruvianus is shown on the Bob Ressler site www.columnar-cacti.org
The Rimac River Valley in Peru is a collection place for many varieties of cacti. Since it is illegal to collect indigenous specimens in many places only seed is taken.

Almost all wild growing cacti are protected now with rigorous documentation required for harvesting, or import & export. Over collection has made many cacti endangered species.
Rimac River, Peru
The field notes at right are for Melocactus (M. Peruvianus, etc.).

This is simply an illustration of how collectors tag specimens notating the location where they are were found.  
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