The saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is an arborescent (tree-like) cactus species in
the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow to be over 70 feet (21 m) tall.
The saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) is one of the defining plants of the
Sonoran Desert. These plants are large, tree-like columnar cacti that develop ...
The Saguaro Cactus has a smooth and waxy skin and is covered with two-inch
spines that are located on the tree's vertical ribs. In May and June, the Cactus ...
hick, waxy cuticle, which is an anatomical adaptation. The thick epidermis and
waxy cuticle prevent water loss and limits transpiration, so that transpiration can ...
Jul 23, 2006 ... "The cacti evolved a whole suite of adaptations to survive living in the ... Few cacti
are as recognizable as the saguaro, or Carnegiea gigantea.
Saguaro Cactus: Cultural Significance and Propagation Techniques in the
Sonoran ... to determine and describe an efficient method to produce saguaro
The saguaro cactus, Cereus giganteus or Carnegiea gigantean, meaning
gigantic candle, is found only in the Sonoran Desert, which is in southern Arizona
Saguaro definition, a tall, horizontally branched cactus, Carnegiea (or Cereus)
gigantea, of Arizona and neighboring regions, yielding a useful wood and ...
Cactus exhibit strange shapes, spines, and showy flowers. Today, they are ... The
giant saguaro looks like a bare tree with thick, upturned branches. They can ...
Jan 29, 2016 ... Cooperative Extension This saguaro cactus must be old; it does not ... its
silhouette is used on just about everything to describe the southwest.