Giant Saguaro Cactus Seed

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Giant, leafless, columnar tree cactus with massive, spiny trunk and spiny branches.

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10 Giant Saguaro Carnegiea gigantea (Cereus giganteus cristata, Pilocereus giganteus cristata) Saguaro, Sahuaro, Pitahaya, Giant Cactus, State of Arizona Cactus, Bald Man Cactus, Flower of Arizona

Description: Giant, leafless, columnar tree cactus with massive, spiny trunk and usually 2-10 stout, nearly erect, spiny branches. The magnificent Saguaro Cactus is the state flower of Arizona, is composed of a tall, thick, fluted, columnar stem, 18 to 24 inches in diameter, often with several large branches (arms) curving upward in the most distinctive conformation of all Southwestern cacti. Height: 20-35' (6-10.7 m). Diameter: 1-2 (0.3-0.6 m), sometimes larger. Trunk and branches: Cylindrical, yellow-green, smooth, with fleshy, vertical ridges, bearing clusters of spreading, sharp, gray spines 1/2-2" (1.2-5 cm) long. Wood: A framework of vertical light brown, lightweight ribs around thick, whitish, succulent, bitter pith. Ribs exposed as a skeleton after death. Flowers: 4-4 1/2" (10-11 cm) long, 2-3" (5-7.5 cm) wide; funnel-shaped, with many waxy, white petals and stamens at end of greenish, fleshy tube; stalkless; numerous, near tops of branches from cluster of spines; with odor of melon; in late spring, sometimes again in late summer. Fruit: 2-3 1/2" (5-9 cm) long; egg-shaped berry, spineless, red, fleshy, sweet and edible; splitting open along 3 or 4 lines and resembling flowers; maturing in early summer; many rounded, shiny brown, tiny seeds

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