Carnegiea gigantea

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Carnegiea gigantea

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Carnegiea gigantea
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wow a mostrose saguaro.. :) those are kinda neat :)
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Here is another one!

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Enjoy the video of the Saguaro in Arizona. Jkw
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"Michelin Man" Saguaro - A few views of the same plant as in first photo of post #9 from Gee.S. I've only heard this form being described as "Michelin Man". Is there a botanical name for this particular unusual growth form, something akin to cristate or monstrose?
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I have a few short 1-2 feet unrooted mini arms sitting around from a Saguaro in a friend of a neighbor's yard that had fallen over. I helped dispose of some of the large fallen chunks but rescued these little arms just to see if I could root them. Of course they have been sitting on the ground along the side of the house all summer long without me getting around to sticking them in a pot. So I was mightily surprised when I noticed this, this morning:
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One way to get a close-up of the flower which normally tend to be pretty much too high up to easily get to them. It did spur me into action and I have potted the arms up...
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[quote="toditd"]"Michelin Man" Saguaro - A few views of the same plant as in first photo of post #9 from Gee.S. I've only heard this form being described as "Michelin Man". Is there a botanical name for this particular unusual growth form, something akin to cristate or monstrose?
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I've also heard it called C. segmentum and C. segmentatum and sausage saguaro. Very seldom seen.
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Arizona Agave wrote:Carnegiea gigantea
That dichotomous plant is very special. Possibly a young plant of the famous "many fingers" plant at the saguaro national park in Tucson.
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Here’s a few from Organ Pipe National Monument and the vicinity
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Thousands of Saguaro fading into the valley(near Sells, AZ)
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Trumped Saguaro
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A few Saguaro crests.
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Very unusual shot here. The only time I have ever seen crested Saguaros growing side-by-side. These crested arms are on two separate plants,.
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What an amazing cactus.
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I saw many Aztec calendars,A whale tail,and one was a baseball player with a really big outfielders glove ready to catch a deep fly, Willie. I also saw a good looking blonde.
Anyways ;) Great photos of incredible plants that I've never seen anything like that even in a botanical garden. Crested E.lamerei at 3' is the only thing even close to those. I would bet they fetch a fortune when some developer wants to clear cut.
Everything on the tests look like butterflies...
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You should try the Rorschach ink blot test, Stan.

These are amazing and seemingly frequently encountered? I wonder if other lofty columnars go cristate to the same degree?
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Yeah, I run into them all the time. Plenty more than posted above. They certainly aren't common, but cristate Saguaros are not so rare as many seem to think.
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I've read that the twisty arms are caused by freezes. Are the cristate forms seen in colder parts of the Saguaros range? Tip damage from freezes?
I also wonder if the extreme UV in summer might cause cellular excesses?
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Lots of "theories" out there, very little substance. It's all just smoke.... Crests occur across the breadth of their range, and in many other cacti as well. Found a crested cholla forest once. Hundreds of 'em.
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Tallest Saguaro I've seen, estimated at just shy of 19 m.

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