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Custom Name: Saguaro|
Scientific Name: Cereus Giganteus
Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee)
Genus: Carnegiea (kar-neg-GEE-uh)
Species: gigantea f. cristate
1: (heraldry) bearing an heraldic device
2: (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination; "golden crested"; "crested iris"; "crested oriole"; "tufted duck"; "tufted loosestrife" [syn: topknotted, tufted]
3: (of a knight's helmet) having a decorative plume [syn: plumed]
1. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.
Crested \Crest"ed\ (kr[e^]st"[e^]d), a.
When this growth area gets disturbed and elongates into a line, for whatever reason, is what we call "the seam".
An good example of this seam is at "Mother Natures Glue" "Note" there is another crested saguaro on the skyline right above it.
That's another shape we look for on the top of a saguaro, sort of like "a fist". It's too far away to see "the seam".
|Last updated January, 2017|
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