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Cereus giganteus Engelm.
Amer. J. Sci. Arts ser. 2, 14: 335 (-337). 1852 [Nov 1852]
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Carnegiea gigantea (Engelm.) Britton & Rose
J. New York Bot. Gard. ix. 188 (1908).

Cereus giganteus (Carnegiea gigantea) Photo by: Guillermo Rivera
Saguaros forest.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Carnegiea gigantea (Engelm.) Britton & Rose
J. New York Bot. Gard. ix. 188 (1908).
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Carnegiea gigantea f. aberrans P.V.Heath
Calyx 2(3): 108 (1992).

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Carnegiea gigantea f. cristata P.V.Heath
Calyx 2(3): 108 (1992).

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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Monument of the desert, Sage of the Desert, Giant Cactus, Saguaro
BASQUE (Euskara): Saguaro
BULGARIAN (Български): Сагуаро
CATALAN (Català): Saguaro
CHINESE (中文): 巨人柱
CZECH (Čeština): Saguaro
DANISH (Dansk): Saguaro, Kæmpekaktus
DUTCH (Nederlands): Saguaro, Saguaro cactus
ESPERANT (Esperanto): Saguaro, Kandelabra kakto, Giganta kakto
FINNISH (Suomi): Saguarokaktus, Jättikaktus
FRENCH (Français): Saguaro
GERMAN (Deutsch): Sahuaro, Saguaro
GUJARATI (ગુજરાતી): સાગુઆરો, સાગુઆરો થોર
HUNGARIAN (Magyar): Saguaro, Kandeláberkaktusz
ITALIAN (Italiano): Cactus a candelabro, Cactus gigante, Saguaro
JAVANESE (Basa Jawa): Saguaro
KAZAKH (Qazaqşa / قازاقشا / Қазақша): Сагуаро кактус, Сагуаро
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Didžioji karnegija, Saguaro
MARI (Кырык Мары / олык марий ): Сагуаро
NAVAJO (Diné Bizaad): Hosh aditsahiitsoh
PERSIAN (فارسی): ساگوارو
POLISH ( Polski): Karnegia olbrzymia
PORTUGUESE (Português): Saguaro
RUSSIAN (Русский): Карнегия гигантская, Сагуаро
SERBIAN (Српски / Srpski): Сагуаро кактус
SLOVENIAN (Slovenščina): Saguaro
SPANISH (Español): Cactus Candelabro, Sahuario, Saguaro, Sahuaro
SWEDISH (Svenska): Saguarokaktus
UDMURT (Удмурт): Сагуаро
VIETNAMESE (Tiếng Việt): Xương rồng Saguaro

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Carnegia gigantea group

  • Carnegiea gigantea (Engelm.) Britton & Rose: The saguaro is probably the most famous columnar cactus in the world. It may live at least 150 years can attain the grandest sizes, towering as high as 15 m or more and weighing 10 tons, sometimes more, dwarfing every other living thing in the desert.
  • Carnegiea gigantea f. aberrans P.V.Heath: Mostrus form (less known)
  • Carnegiea gigantea f. cristata P.V.Heath: This is one of largest crested succulent known, it is an example of a natural but rare occurrence (1 in 250,000), in which the growing tip of the plant becomes a line instead of a point, causing a fan shape to develop.


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Carnegiea gigantea and Lophocereus schottii (on the back at left) (Carnegiea gigantea) Photo by: Raimondo Paladini
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Carnegiea gigantea, Roosvelt Lake, Arizona, Usa. (Carnegiea gigantea) Photo by: Raimondo Paladini

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Carnegiea gigantea, Arizona, USA. (Carnegiea gigantea) Photo by: Raimondo Paladini

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Cereus giganteus (Carnegiea gigantea) Photo by: Raimondo Paladini
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