cactus - cardón - echinopsis atacamensis (argentina)

cactus - cardón - echinopsis atacamensis (argentina), argentine saguaro, big, cardon grande cactus, cardón, echinopsis atacamensis, echinopsis terscheckii, large, noroeste argentino cactus - cardón - echinopsis atacamensis (argentina), argentine saguaro, big, cardon grande cactus, cardón, echinopsis atacamensis, echinopsis terscheckii, large, noroeste argentino

cactus - cardón - echinopsis atacamensis (argentina)

Cardon Cactus - Echinopsis

I believe this is Echinopsis terscheckii 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

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

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

argentine saguaro
big
cardon grande cactus
cardón
echinopsis atacamensis
echinopsis terscheckii
large
noroeste argentino
February 10, 2010
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