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[*] posted on 9-23-2019 at 06:42 PM
Cardon cactus


Has anyone ever seen cardon have a Crest like the sahuaro in the picture?

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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 04:52 AM


No. That's a first for me. Without my glasses, it looks like a vulture drying its wings in the morning sun.
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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 05:13 AM


More like two dogs heads facing opposite directions...probably a natural 'scarecrow' evolution to thwart vultures from resting for that morning dry-out.
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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 06:19 AM


Yes, it's called a crested saguaro cactus. Rare but not uncommon around Tucson. BTW saguaro cactus and cardon cactus are two different species.
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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 06:50 AM


Right on the short trail to the painted cave in Catavina there is a good example of that kind of deformation.



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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 07:49 AM


On the Los Martires ('Petroglyph Park') Road (east then north from El Rosario)... Cresting, but not on top...







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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 08:08 AM


wow David, that is a weird one.
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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 08:21 AM


It's not common, but I think I saw more of it on that road than anywhere else in Baja!

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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 07:29 PM


This crested Cardon is south of Bahia de Los Angeles.





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[*] posted on 9-24-2019 at 09:46 PM


Great find, Paulina.



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[*] posted on 9-25-2019 at 05:14 AM


Thanks Paulina. Weird how 2 different species can be so similar.
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