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Saguaro cactus

Carnegiea gigantea

Description:

Familiar, tree-like cactus of the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Cylindrical trunk up to 40 feet tall. Side-arms don't appear until after 75 years of age.

Habitat:

Desert scrubland; indigenous to Sonoran Desert.

Notes:

Saguaro National Park (west), Arizona. Species named for Andrew Carnegie (of all people!)

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Tom33
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Tom33

Arizona, USA

Lat: 32.31, Long: -111.15

Spotted on Jan 27, 2019
Submitted on Mar 26, 2020

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