Carnegiea gigantea: The saguaro and its uses

@article{Bruhn2008CarnegieaGT,
  title={Carnegiea gigantea: The saguaro and its uses},
  author={Jan G. Bruhn},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={25},
  pages={320-329}
}
  • J. Bruhn
  • Published 1 July 1971
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
The saguaro,Carnegiea gigantea, is a tall cactus native to the desert area of southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico. It has been used for centuries among the Indians of the region as a source of food and drink, as well as for a wide variety of other purposes. The cactus has taken a great place in the life of the Indians, most notably the Papago, who still collect the fruit and make a wine for ceremonial purposes from it. Several botanical, ethnobotanical and phytochemical studies have… 
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