Calflora
Taxon  Report   1657    
Carnegiea gigantea  (Engelm.) Britton & Rose
Saguaro,  giant cactus
Carnegiea gigantea, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, Arizona, Sonora, Mexico.
also called Cereus giganteus
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
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Observation Search
(36 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Carnegiea

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS + PLANTS: Cereus giganteus
PLANTS: Carnegia gigantea
More information about  Carnegiea gigantea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAGI10)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 14, 2020).