Carnegiea gigantea

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extremely large treelike cactus of desert regions of southwestern United States having a thick columnar sparsely branched trunk bearing white flowers and edible red pulpy fruit

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This has been suggested for the columnar cacti Carnegiea gigantea and Stenocereus thurberi (Parker, 1993; Pierson & Turner, 1998), the barrel cacti Echinocactus polycephalus, Ferocactus acanthodes, and F.
Dubrovsky (1996, 1998) found that seeds of the columnar cacti Carnegiea gigantea, Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum, Stenocereus gummosus, and S.
McAuliffe and Janzen (1986) documented the effect of intraspecific competition for limited water in dense aggregations of young Carnegiea gigantea plants associated with the canopy of perennial shrubs; in this case, the effects of competition were decreases in water uptake, water storage, apical growth, and reproductive potential (McAuliffe & Janzen, 1986).
Morphology, nurse plants, and minimum apical temperatures for young Carnegiea gigantea. Botanical Gazette 141:188-191.
Long-term changes in populations of Carnegiea gigantea, exotic plant species and Cercidium floridum at the Desert Laboratory, Tumamoc Hill, Tucson, Arizona.
Morphological growth patterns of Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea: Cactaceae) on flats and slopes in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona.
La rapida absorcion de agua por las raices despues de una sequia prolongada y el metabolismo acido de las crasulaceas (MAC) son ejemplos de sus atributos fisiologicos; mientras que los morfologicos incluyen modificaciones de la forma de la planta a ser columnares como el saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) o compactos y globosos como las especies del genero Mammillaria.
Las plantulas de esta especie alcanzaron una altura de 4,6[+ o -]0,16cm en un ano; mientras que para Carnegiea gigantea se menciona una altura de 1,3cm para plantulas creciendo en condiciones naturales (Jordan y Nobel, 1981) y de 2,5cm en plantulas de esta misma especie creciendo en viveros comerciales (Despain, 1974).
queretaroensis (Nobel y pimienta-Barrios, 1995), Carnegiea gigantea (Despain et al., 1970) y Pachycereus pringlei (Franco-Vizcaino et al., 1990).
Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea, Cactaceae) age-height relationships and growth: the development of a general growth curve.
Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea, Cactaceae) growth rate over its American range and the link to summer precipitation.
Regeneration of Carnegiea gigantea (Cactaceae) since 1850 in three populations in the northern Sonoran Desert.
In that state and New Mexico, long-eared owls nested in other desert and riparian associated trees such as desert hackberry (Celtis pallida), emory oak (Quercus emoryi), alligator junipers (Juniperus deppeana), saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), and Fremont cottonwoods (Populus fremontii; Stophlet, 1959; Zimmerman and Zimmerman, 1975; Millsap, 1998; Corman and Wise-Gervais, 2005); however, a wide range of species are used throughout the range of the long-eared owl.
The first studies with gibberellic acid in Cactaceae were by Alcorn and Kurtz (1959) and McDonough (1964) who demonstrated that concentrations of 500 and 1,000 ppm increased germination of seeds of Carnegiea gigantea and Stenocereus thurberi under light and dark treatments in a temperature range close to optimum.