Taxon: Carnegiea gigantea (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

 
Genus: Carnegiea
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Cactoideae
      Tribe: Echinocereeae
Nomen number: 310457
Place of publication: J. New York Bot. Gard. 9:188, t. 32. 1908
Name Verified on: 04-Dec-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Dec-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Cornucopia)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Cornucopia)
  • Social: religious/secular (fide Cact Fam)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sonora
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  • Backeberg, C. 1978. Das Kakteen Lexikon 609.
  • Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can) 934.
  • Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 (Cact Mex)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hunt, D. et al., eds. The new cactus lexicon. 2006 (Cact Lexicon)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck A California flora. 1959 (F CalifMunz)
  • Pinkava, D. J. 1995. Cactaceae, part 1. Cactus Family: the cereoid cactus J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 29:8.
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)

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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image