Cactus - Cardón - Echinopsis Atacamensis (Argentina)

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Cactus - Cardón - Echinopsis Atacamensis (Argentina)

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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:

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

Date & GPS location
Photo taken on February 10, 2010
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