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Distribution by County   1657    
Carnegiea gigantea  (Engelm.) Britton & Rose
Saguaro, giant cactus
Carnegiea gigantea is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, and also found in Sonora, Mexico and Arizona.
also called Cereus giganteus
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).
Record Count by County

Imperial: 9 Inyo: 1 Riverside: 1 San Bernardino: 1

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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 06/07/2023).