Taxon  Report   1657 
Carnegiea gigantea  (Engelm.) Britton & Rose
Saguaro, giant cactus, saguaro
Carnegiea gigantea, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and to Arizona, to Sonora, Mexico.

It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

 

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Carnegiea gigantea
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
Carnegiea gigantea
© Marguerite Gregory 2007 California Academy of Sciences
Community: Creosote Bush Scrub
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Carnegiea
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Carnegia gigantea
TJM2 + PLANTS: Cereus giganteus
 Information about  Carnegiea gigantea  from other sources:
USDA PLANTS Profile (CAGI10)

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Flickr / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 30, 2014).

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