Crested Saguaros

Click on one of the images or names below to see the crested saguaros in that county or country.
The numbers below the counties names is the number of crested saguaros we have published in that county or country.
Cochise, AZ Gila, AZ Graham, AZ La Paz, AZ Maricopa, AZ Mohave, AZ Pima, AZ
total-162
photos-209
total-44
photos-138
total-50
photos-65
total-22
photos-54
total-535
photos-1630
total-27
photos-63
total-1046
photos-2263
Pinal, AZ Santa Cruz, AZ Yavapai, AZ Yuma, AZ Clark, NV Riverside, CA Mexico
total-718
photos-1492
total-3
photos-3
total-218
photos-586
total-9
photos-33
total-2
photos-7
total-1
photos-3
total-4
photos-10
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".

"Crested Saguaros" section count & photo count totals
"Total Crested Saguaros Published" = 2841 "Total Crested Saguaro Photos Published" = 6556