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The Cardon Grande Cactus (Echinopsis terscheckii) is a large cactus in the Cactaceae family. It is also known as the Argentine Saguaro.

It is native to South American countries.

It is a columnar (column plant) that grows to 760 centimetres (25 feet) tall. Its cylindrcal, fleshy, light-green branches are about 25 centimetres (10 inches) in diameter. 

It has large brownish areoles with 8-15 yellowish spines.

It is a nocturnal plant. The Cardon Grande Cactus has funnel-shaped white flowers that open at night. They are 15-20 centimetres (6-8 inches) long. 

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, October 2019.





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