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Scientific classification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Faimily: Cactaceae
Subfaimily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Genus: Carnegiea
Britton & Rose
Species: C. gigantea
Binomial name
Carnegiea gigantea
Naitural range

Cereus giganteus Engelm.

The saguaro (/səˈwɑːr/; scienteefic name Carnegiea gigantea) is an arborescent (tree-lik) cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow tae be ower 20 meters (~70 ft) taw. It is native tae the Sonoran Desert in the U.S. state o Arizona, the Mexican state o Sonora, an the Whipple Muntains an Imperial Coonty auries o Californie. The saguaro blossom is the State Wildflouer o Arizona.

The common name saguaro came intae the Inglis leid through the Spainyie leid, oreeginatin in the Mayo leid.