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Saguaro cactus

Carnegiea gigantea


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.


Desert scrubland; indigenous to Sonoran Desert.


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

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Arizona, USA

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

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