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Young Saguaro-2

 

Arborescent means “tree-like.”  It’s a means of classifying cactus species.

The saguaro takes a long time to develop arms (cactus branches), and not all of them do.  Arms may not start to form for as long as 50-100 years, and not until a saguaro is about 12 feet tall.  A saguaro may live 150-200 years, maybe more.

This saguaro has recently begun to sprout arms, which makes it an adolescent in “cactus time.”

Hence, an arborescent adolescent!

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2 Comments

  1. Nice! Thank you

    Sent from my iPad

    • Thanks Linda. 🙂

      The saguaros are so much fun to shoot. So many different personalities. Like people…

      RPRT Photo


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