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  SAGUARO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The saguaro is the largest cactus in the USA, commonly reaching a height of 12 metres and an age of up to 200 years.
One of the principal reasons for this is that the saguaro requires a reasonable amount of water - the annual precipitation averages -- cm in this region - and is fairly tolerant of frosts.
The main stems of saguaros are supported by woody ribs, on the outside of which is a thick cortex of succulent, water-holding tissue and a thick epidermis to prevent water loss.
helios.bto.ed.ac.uk /bto/desbiome/saguaro.htm   (883 words)

 Saguaro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) is a large, tree-sized cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea.
The common name of the cactus, saguaro, is a Spanish-language corruption of a word used by a local aboriginal American nation, the Tohono O'odham, for the plant.
Saguaro flowers are self incompatible and require a pollenizer to supply viable pollen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Saguaro   (432 words)

 Saguaro Cactus - Carnegiea gigantea (Cereus giganteus)
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.
The stem of the cactus can be 18 to 24 inches in diameter, The Cactus and its branches grow upright as do all cacti in the southwestern U.S. When it rains the Saguaro Cactus soaks up water and holds it in its ribs.
The Saguaro Cactus is protected by the United States government, because the Saguaro Cactus was beginning to disappear from the landscape.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /saguaro_cactus.htm   (540 words)

 Saguaro Cactus Seed Pack
The saguaro cactus has been described as the monarch of the Sonoran Desert, as a prickly horror, as the supreme symbol of the American Southwest, and as a plant with personality.
The Saguaro is renowned for the variety of odd, all-too-human shapes it assumes, shapes that inspire wild and fanciful imaginings.
A full-grown saguaro is usually more than 35 feet in height and is at least 75 years old, sometimes reaching a height of 50 feet and life span of 200 years.
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 Saguaros National Park
Saguaro National Park, previously Saguaro National Monument, consists of 91,327 acres which contain spectacular examples of Sonoran Desert ecosystem including a wide variety of desert plants, and of course the famous saguaro cactus, symbol of the American Southwest.
These cactus are familiar because of their wildly branching arms, but it is not until they're about 65 years old that these arms begin to develop.
However, in the western section relatively dense stands of cactus may still be seen, and as a result of conservation measures enacted after the area was declared a national monument the saguaro numbers are once again on the rise in the east side.
www.shannontech.com /ParkVision/Saguaro/Saguaro.html   (1282 words)

  Saguaro National Park
One saguaro produces tens of thousands of seeds in a year, and as many as 40 million in a lifetime of 175 to 200 years.
Saguaro seedlings that grow under these sheltering plants are shaded from the desert's intense sunlight, blanketed from winter cold, and hidden from rodents, birds, and other animals that eat them.
Saguaros that live 150 years or more attain the grandest sizes, towering as high as 50 feet and weighing 8 tons, sometimes more, dwarfing every other living thing in the desert.
www.rozylowicz.com /retirement/saguaro/saguaro.html   (969 words)

Saguaros typically grow to heights of 40 ft, though one cactus was measured at 78 ft. The saguaro has a cylindrical stem with pleated ribs which are lined with clusters of stiff spines (supposedly the spines that grow above 8 ft are more flexible).
At the center of the saguaro is a woody skeletal structure which runs the length of the main stem and branches into the arms.
The speed with which a saguaro grows depends on the amount of rainfall, the size of the plant and the type of soil.
www.toddshikingguide.com /FloraFauna/Flora23.htm   (877 words)

 Saguaro Cactus
The turgid cactus would collapse without its interior framework of "woody tissue like bamboo fishing rods arranged parallel to form a cylinder shape." This lightweight framework of ribs around thick, whitish pith is surrounded by fleshy tissue.
Saguaros first blossom when they are 50 to 60 years old (7 to 8 feet tall), and do so for only one night.
For the saguaro tea, the pulp is scooped out, dried on racks and mixed with rose hips, rose leaves and strawberries to make a light zingy tea that is very popular and sold in most states.
www.trailwisdom.com /saguaro_cactus.htm   (2737 words)

 Saguaro National Park Information Page
The saguaro also provided seeds for the Tohono O‘Odhams and their chickens to eat, and strong woody ribs, which the plant uses to support its huge weight, to build shelters and fences.
The saguaro collects water with a network of roots that lies about 3 inches below the surface and stretches as far out from the main stem as the saguaro is tall.
Saguaros that live 150 years or more attain the grandest size, towering as much as 50 feet and weighing 8 tons, sometimes more, dwarfing every other living thing in the desert.
www.saguaro.national-park.com /info.htm   (2349 words)

 Saguaro National Park - Ecology
One saguaro produces tens of thousands of seeds in a year, and as many as 40 million in a lifetime of 176 to 200 years.
Saguaros that live 150 years or more attain the grandest sizes, towering as high as 50 feet and weighing 8 tons -- and sometimes more -- dwarfing every other living thing in the desert.
The saguaros here are at the extreme northern and eastern edge of their range, where the coldest winter temperatures most often occur.
www.gorp.com /gorp/resource/us_national_park/az/cac_sag.htm   (547 words)

 Saguaro National Park travel guide - Wikitravel
Saguaro National Park [1] is a United States National Park that is located near Tucson in the state of Arizona.
Saguaro National Monument was initially created in 1933 by President Hoover, and became the 52nd national park in 1994.
The saguaro's root system usually lies within three inches of the ground surface and spreads out in a circle roughly as wide as the plant's height, allowing the cactus to collect any rainwater that may fall nearby.
wikitravel.org /en/Saguaro_National_Park   (1483 words)

 Giant saguaro cactus
This cactus has become the symbol of Arizona, and it is the most massive cactus in the United States, though it may be exceeded in size by some of the giant cacti of Baja California, southern Mexico and Brazil.
Saguaros grow slowly and need the protection of a "nurse plant" such as a bush or small tree when they are young.
The Indians amuse themselves shooting at the fruit, and when one misses his aim and leaves his arrow sticking in the top of the cactus, it is a source of much laughter to his comrades.
www.discoverseaz.com /Wildlife/Saguaro.html   (634 words)

 Motels of the Southwest | The Mysteries of the Wandering Cactus Unearthed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Saguaro branches are commonly referred to as "arms," "rib" is a term for the plant's internal wooden supports, while shrubs and trees, beneath which seeds of this cactus germinate, are called "nurse plants."; Artists often visually portray saguaros as possessing human qualities.
Saguaros typically don't grow in desert sands - too droughty - and even tend to avoid valleys where the deep alluvial soil becomes soft after heavy rains, thus endangering the saguaro to toppling over from subsequent heavy winds.
The virtual nonuse of the saguaro as a namesake beyond its native area may be attributed to the difficulty Americans often encounter in recognizing and speaking its name of Mexican origin.
www.sem20.com /neonmotel/saguaro.html   (4545 words)

 Saguaro Cactus---Mesa Cactus Sales
The saguaro has been described as the monarch of the Sonoran Desert, as a prickly horror, as the supreme symbol of the American Southwest, and as a plant with personality.
From the single stem of the saguaro shallow roots may radiate 50 feet or more in all directions, collecting every drop of scarce moisture.
The saguaro stores this moisture in its' grooves and ribs; like an accordion they expand and contract, depending on the amount of water collected.
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 Suguaro Cactus Infromation
The Saguaro Cactus is a cactus that has smooth and waxy skin and is covered with 2-inch spines on the cacti’s vertical ribs.
During late spring to early summer the cactus puts out a white flower with yellow centers that is found on the end of the branches, measuring about 3-inches in diameter.
The National Park is called Saguaro National Park and is located 60 miles North of the Mexican border.The Saguaro cactus is most likely the most popular design when you think of Arizona, you usually think of the Saguaro Cactus.
www.angelfire.com /co4/cactus/infromation.html   (290 words)

 Arizona Cactus Sales - Saguaro Facts
The Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea or Cereus gigantea) is widely distributed in the southern part of Arizona generally below the 3500 foot elevation.
At the extremes of the saguaros range it is only found on south facing slopes for this reason.
The Saguaro may bloom when it reaches 8 feet, but it is normally some what taller before blooms appear.
www.arizonacactussales.com /tips/saguaro.htm   (520 words)

 The Life Cycle of the Saguaro Cactus
Saguaro flowers are pollinated by nectar feeding bats, birds and insects.
The shade and additional moisture under the nurse plant is crucial to the survival of young saguaros.
A mature saguaro is considered to be at least 125 years of age.
www.nps.gov /sagu/Saguaros/saguaro.htm   (320 words)

 Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
The magnificent Saguaro Cactus, 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.
The Saguaro often begins life in the shelter of a "nurse" tree or shrub which can provide a shaded, moister habitat for the germination of life.
While the Whitewing Dove (whose northern range coincides with range of the Saguaro) is one of its primary pollinators, it is the Gila Woodpecker and the Gilded Flicker who make their home in the Saguaro Cactus by chiseling out small holes in the trunk.
www.cactusweb.us /saguaro.html   (613 words)

 The Saguaro - Cacti and Succulents
Saguaro is the signature cactus of the American Southwest.
Saguaros are typically about 40 to 60 feet in height and about a foot in diameter.
The best results are when saguaro seeds happen to land in a relatively cool, moist spot where another plant can provide it with some protection from the hot, drying sun.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art27671.asp   (584 words)

 Cactus outlasts Saguaro
Cactus, which entered the state tournament as the No. 2 seed, won its first state title in volleyball since 1992.
Cactus sophomore Kelly Dolman was a force from her outside hitting spot, finishing with 24 kills, the most important of which came in the fifth game with a 14-8 lead that finally ended the match and the season.
Cactus had a shot to end it in the fourth game, serving with a 24-21 lead.
www.azcentral.com /sports/preps/articles/11124A1gvolley1112.html   (372 words)

 Saguaro Cactus, Cereus giganteus, Carnegiea gigantea
The saguaro cactus is a dominant form of the Sonoran Desert.
While many animals, birds, and insects enjoy the fruit of the saguaro, there are many of these creatures which also make their homes in the Saguaro.
Saguaro are located all over the state of Arizona mainly in the Sonora Desert.
www.delange.org /Saguaro/Saguaro.htm   (664 words)

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The Saguaro is the state flower for Arizona, the fruit in which its produces is said to be edible and bright in color (Klaus, 1997).
The favorable environment for the saguaro cactus is described as rocky or gravelly soils located throughout the foothills, and canyons.
The saguaro is generally located on the south-facing slopes where it is protected from the winter cold.
bss.sfsu.edu /holzman/courses/Fall99Projects/saguaro.htm   (1598 words)

Packaged, commercial cactus potting soils may be used or you can make your own by combining equal volumes of peat-based potting soil and very coarse sand or grit.
An ideal placement for a cactus in winter would be a sunny cool room or near a window where it is cooler.
Old Lady Cactus (Mammillaria hahniana): This is a solitary cactus that is spherical, with short, dense, white hair and purplish red flowers.
hgic.clemson.edu /factsheets/HGIC1502.htm   (2172 words)

 Saguaro Design graphic, web page, packaging creation
Saguaro Design is a Texas based graphic design and consulting firm.
The company is named after the giant Saguaro Cactus, which is unique to the Sonoran Desert located in the American Southwest.
Saguaro Design offers unique solutions to many types of design needs such as the concept, creation and printing of corporate identity elements, web pages, posters, brochures, ads, flyers, postcards and much more.
www.saguarodesign.com   (176 words)

 Saguaro cactus (from RimJournal: art and adobe brick, Mexico, the American Southwest, poetry, fiction and food)
Saguaros can reach 30-60 feet (10-20 meters) with numerous branching arms and a weight of 5-12 tons.
Cereus cactus are widespread farther south in the Americas, but the tree-like saguaro is the only giant cactus whose range extends into the United States.
The saguaro is the state flower of Arizona and the reason for the establishment of the 92,000 acre Saguaro National Park East and West near Tucson.
www.rimjournal.com /arizyson/wldflowr/whitecrs/saguaroc.htm   (692 words)

 Saguaro National Park Gallery Page
The park is home to the most recognizable cactus in the world, the majestic saguaro.
During the first few years, a young saguaro needs the shade and protection of a nurse plant such as the palo verde tree, and grows to about two feet tall during its first 30 years.
Saguaros grow their first arm when they are about 70 years old.
www.danesphoto.com /saguaro_NP.html   (152 words)

 Saguaro Cactus flower essence
I chose Saguaro, which FES recommends for clarity in relationship to authority; for alienation and conflict regarding power figures; appreciation of the wisdom of spiritual elders and ancient spiritual traditions.
The cactus grows about 1 inch a year, and eventually grows to such a size where it will absorb all the water, thus killing off the Palo Verde tree that protected it for so many years.
The theme of the Saguaro taking the life of the Palo Verde tree that nurtured it for most of its life struck a chord in me. The other day when I was taking care of them, my father got terribly abusive.
www.floweressencemagazine.com /aug03/sauargo.html   (1102 words)

 Arizona Real Estate - Buyer's Guide - Saguaro Cactus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The saguaro is the tallest cactus in the United States.
There are 2,000 seeds in the fruit and saguaros can produce millions of seeds in its lifetime, but only a few will germinate, and only a few of those will survive the first year.
Saguaros often have holes in them.Newcomers sometimes think that the cactus hasbeen vandalized with gunshots.
www.come2az.com /attractions/Environment/saguaro.htm   (685 words)

 The Saguaro: Grand Symbol of the West (DesertUSA)
These are the only places on earth where the Saguaro cactus -- grand symbol of the Sonoran Desert, the West and arguably the United States -- grows.
As big as this cactus grows, it is not the largest in the world.
The Saguaro is one of about 50 kinds of tree-form cactus found in the world's deserts.
www.desertusa.com /mag98/june/stories/saguaro.html   (1429 words)

 Saguaro Cactus - Cereus giganteus
The Saguaro defines the upper Sonoran Desert both to the scientist and the layman.
The seedling saguaro must start in a spot sheltered from the desert sun, which can heat the ground surface to over a deadly 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).
The saguaro grows only at the tip of the stem or arm, if this tip is killed by frost or lightning that stem will stop growing, though more branches usually sprout when this happens.
www.whitethornhouse.com /cacti/cacti03-01.htm   (639 words)

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