1 Like

Cardón cactus at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Arizona
The Cardón cactus (Pachycereus pringlei) is one of the most massive members of the cacti family. All 1200 species of cactus are native to the Americas. The Cardónes can measure over 70 feet in height and weigh over 25 tons. These plants grow very slowly and can live over 300 years. Cardónes are not saguaros. They are not even a related species. Cardónes grow in the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur. There are also a few stands of the cactus in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa. The Cardón can be found at sea level up to about 3200 feet in elevation from near El Rosario in the north, to the tropical Cape region at the southern tip of Baja California Sur. The main trunk of the Cardón may have as many as 25 vertical branches, up to 5 feet in diameter. These Cardónes are in the Desert Botanical Garden near Phoenix, Arizona.
Copyright: James L. Tanner
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Uploaded: 23/11/2011
Updated: 03/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: garden; desert; botanical; phoenix; arizona; cactus; chihuly; sculpture
comments powered by Disqus

James L. Tanner
Boojum Tree, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona
Rob van Gils
Glass in the Gardens
Rob van Gils
Nature of Glass
Bill Bailey
Dale Chihuly Glass Sculptures in the Desert Bontanical Gardens Phoenix
James L. Tanner
Sonoran Desert Trail, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona USA
Bill Bailey
Dale Chihuly
James L. Tanner
Entrance to the Desert Botanical Garden, Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Ottosen Entry Garden, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
James L. Tanner
Chihuly Sculptures outside the Entrance to the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
Ned Chiariello
Phoenix Botanical Garden
Rob van Gils
Spider Web, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix
Rob van Gils
Daddy Longlegs Sculpture
Marek Koszorek
Man-o-War Cove
Jens Remus
House on Fire
David Rowley
Old Ghan Train
Dmitriy (dimfoto)
Nadvratnay hram
Martin Banks
Uhuru peak - Kilimanjaro
Aleksandr Reznik
2011 05 16 Vatican Gigapixel View From St Peter Basilica Cupola
tipurano
Dunes of Maspalomas
Evgeniy Veldyaev
Twins — Двойняшки
Stefan Bock
Inside The Tower New Town Hall Hannover
Mikhail Nagaitsev
Fish day
Marcio Cabral
Captain Don's dive point
Alexander Adashkevich
Sukhanovo, Arbor «the Temple of Venus». May 2011.
James L. Tanner
Temple Hill, Manti Utah Temple, Manti, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA
James L. Tanner
Main Street and Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Marble Canyon and House Rock Valley Overlook, Navajo Reservation, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
West Side of Hunt's Tomb, Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
Virgin River near the Entrance to the Zion Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah
James L. Tanner
Old Cochise County Courthouse, Tombstone, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
The General Sherman Tree, Sequoia National Park, California USA
James L. Tanner
Trail to Muir Grove, Sequoia National Park, California USA
James L. Tanner
Brinton Botanical Gardens, Park of the Canals, Mesa, Arizona USA
James L. Tanner
St. George Tabernacle, St. George, Utah USA
James L. Tanner
Boojum Tree, Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.