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Carnegiea gigantea - Saguaro Cactus

Carnegiea gigantea  - Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea  - Saguaro Cactus)

A medium size Saguaro Cactus growing in Palm Springs, CA. photo taken Aug. 20, 2011.

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Medium!! what size is a large one ..LOL

31 Aug, 2011



It's pretty small: They can grow to 50ft/16m tall...although, it may take several centuries. It grows painfully slow.

31 Aug, 2011


It must have been standing in that garden a long time then! One of nature's better efforts! How wide would you say the trunk was? I thought they were protected and it is illegal to take them from the desert habitat. So you couldn't just stop along a highway and grab a few small ones!

4 Sep, 2011



Most likely it was moved to the garden (this cactus is not native to the Coachella Valley or this part of the Colorado Desert - it's native the the eastern Colorado Desert which is in south eastern California and Arizona). This cactus can be moved only with a special they're very protected in the wild.

5 Sep, 2011


Yes, I was sure I had read that somewhere...was probably one of your pics, D1!!

6 Sep, 2011


Most likely. lol! :>)

7 Sep, 2011

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