Giant Cardon cactus

Giant Cardon cactus

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Caption: Giant Cardon cactus (Pachycereus pringlei). This cactus species is native to northwestern Mexico in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sonora. It is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 metres.

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