Crested Cactus

Click on one of the images or names below to see the crested Cactus in that county or Country.
The numbers below the counties names is the number of crested Cactus we have published in that county or Country.
Cochise, Az. Gila, Az. Graham, Az. La Paz, Az. Maricopa, Az. Mohave, Az. Pima, Az.
total-158
photos-174
total-22
photos-91
total-49
photos-62
total-10
photos-20
total-405
photos-1171
total-7
photos-22
total-772
photos-1494
Pinal, Az. Santa Cruz, Az. Yavapai, Az. Yuma, Az. Clark, Nv. Mexico Unknown1
total-574
photos-914
total-3
photos-3
total-112
photos-301
total-2
photos-17
total-2
photos-7
total-4
photos-8
total-0
photos-0
Custom Name: Saguaro
Scientific Name: Cereus Giganteus
Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee)
Genus: Carnegiea (kar-neg-GEE-uh)
Species: gigantea f. cristate

Source: WordNet (r) 1.7
Crested adj
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]

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Crest \Crest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crested; p. pr. & vb. n. Cresting.]
1. To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.

Crested \Crest"ed\ (kr[e^]st"[e^]d), a.
1. Having a crest. But laced crested helm. --Dryden.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a crest of feathers or hair upon the head. ``The crested bird.'' --Dryden.
3. (Bott.) Bearing any elevated appendage like a crest, as an elevated line or ridge, or a tuft. --Gray.

Definition as written by Xenomorf: Daves Garden
On Cacti; A lateral, fan-like outgrowth of the apex, which is a naturally occurring mutant growth form. A fasciation. Botanical name equivalent is 'Cristate'.

For CSS we look for "the seam"
On top of a regular saguaro is the growth circle .
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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"Crested Cactus's section count & photo count totals
"Total Crested Cactus Published" = 2112 "Total Crested photos Published" = 3336