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cactus

Cardon Cactus - Echinopsis

I believe this is Echinopsis atacamensis or Echinopsis atacamensis.

These tree-size cactus are growing in the High Desert in North-West Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.­ I saw this one near Cachi (Argentina).­ There is another one here.

If you can precisely identify the species of cactus, please post a comment!

For more information about the Cardón Cactus, read:
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Echinopsis_­terscheckii
es.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Echinopsis_­atacamensis.

argentine saguaro
big
blue sky
cardon grande cactus
cardón
echinopsis atacamensis
echinopsis terscheckii
large
noroeste argentino
February 11, 2010
Argentina 575 photos

Photos taken in Argentina in Februaty and March 2010.­

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- Bolivia