Botanical name: Carnegiea gigantea
Synonym: Cereus giganteus, Pilocereus engelmannii, Pilocereus giganteus
Common name: Saguaro, Sahuaro
Native to: Arizona, South-Eastern California and the Sonora desert in Mexico
Saguaro is a huge columnar, candelabra shaped cactus growing to 15 meters in height. Is not used as a traditional entheogen, it does however contain pharmacologically active alkaloids.
Active Constituents: arizonine, carnegine, dopamine, heliamine, dehydroheliamine, 3-4-dimethoxy-phenethylamine, salsolidine, dehydrosalsolidine