Carnegiea gigantea

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Carnegiea gigantea, Brit. & Rose (Cereus giganteus, Engelm.). Suwarro. (Plate III, Fig. 819.) A tree 20-60 ft. high, usually single, but sometimes with one or more branches: ribs in mature plants 18-21: fr. 2-3 in. long. B.M. 7222. A.G. 11:451, 528.—In rocky valleys and on mountainsides, S. Ariz, and Sonora, with 2 stations in Calif. [reported, but probably not to be found, in Lower Calif.]. This great cactus does not do well in cult., although large plants are often brought into greenhouses and grounds about railroad stations in the S. W. It is not suited for small collections. The fr. is gathered in great quantities by the Indians of Ariz. J. N. Rose. CH

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