Photo: Carnegiea gigantea 4.

Botanical name: 
Photo: Carnegiea gigantea 4.

Gorgeous against the sun. Do you know, I'm so much a lady that the ... rampant aspects of this picture only dawned on me after having it as my background image for about a year? ...blush. Saguaro Nat'l monument, AZ, US. Wild. 1998-03-01.

Carnegiea gigantea (Engelm.) Britt & Rose
Engl.: saguaro, giant cactus, saguaro cactus.
Deu.: Riesenkaktus, Saguaro, Saguaro Kaktus.
Sven.: saguaro-kaktus.
Bot. syn.: Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose, Cereus giganteus Engelm., Pilocereus giganteus (Engelm.) Rümpler