Taxon  Report   1657 
Carnegiea gigantea  (Engelm.) Britton & Rose
Saguaro,  giant cactus

Carnegiea gigantea
© Marguerite Gregory 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Carnegiea gigantea, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and Arizona, Sonora, Mexico.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Carnegiea gigantea
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
Genus: Carnegiea
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Carnegia gigantea
TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS: Cereus giganteus
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2015).

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