The Organ Pipe Cactus

Distinguished by its slender vertical branches, which resemble the tubes of a pipe organ, and growing to the imposing height of 15 to than 30 feet, it s obvious how the organ pipe cactus got its name In the United States, these spectacular and intriguing plants are found exclusively in a small area of the Sonoran Desert in the southwestern corner of Arizona With a lDistinguished by its slender vertical branches, which resemble the tubes of a pipe organ, and growing to the imposing height of 15 to than 30 feet, it s obvious how the organ pipe cactus got its name In the United States, these spectacular and intriguing plants are found exclusively in a small area of the Sonoran Desert in the southwestern corner of Arizona With a landscape marked by sharp, rocky slopes and daytime highs in the summer reaching 110 degrees Fahrenheit, the region is inhospitable for most ordinary life, whether plant or animal But the organ pipe cactus is far from ordinary Although it is the most common columnar cactus, it is so unusual in the United States that it is only one of three cacti to have a national preserve established to protect it In this regard, it joins a select group of plants including Joshua trees, redwoods, and sequoias upon which that honor has been conferred In this beautifully illustrated, large format book, David Yetman provides an in depth and comprehensive look at these intriguing and picturesque plants that most Americans will never have the opportunity to see Chapters explore their ethnobotanical uses, their habitat, their distribution, and special conditions required for their germination, establishment, growth, and survival Yetman also places the organ pipe in perspective as a member of a genus with at least twenty three species, ranging from the prostrate Stenocereus eruca of Baja California to the 50 foot high giant S chacalapensis of the coast of Oaxaca.
The Organ Pipe Cactus Distinguished by its slender vertical branches which resemble the tubes of a pipe organ and growing to the imposing height of to than feet it s obvious how the organ pipe cactus got its name

  • Title: The Organ Pipe Cactus
  • Author: David Yetman
  • ISBN: 9780816525416
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Organ pipe An organ pipe is a sound producing element of the pipe organ that resonates at a specific pitch when pressurized air commonly referred to as wind is driven through it.Each pipe is tuned to a specific note of the musical scale.A set of organ pipes of similar timbre comprising the complete scale is known as a rank one or ranks constitutes a stop Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument U.S National Park Look closely Look again The sights and sounds of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, an International Biosphere Reserve, reveal a thriving community of plants and animals Human stories echo throughout this desert preserve, chronicling thousands of years of desert living A scenic drive Pipe organ The pipe organ is a musical instrument that produces sound by driving pressurized air called wind through the organ pipes selected via a keyboard.Because each pipe produces a single pitch, the pipes are provided in sets called ranks, each of which has a common timbre and volume throughout the keyboard compass.Most organs have multiple ranks of pipes of differing timbre, pitch, and volume Pipe Organ Builders Pipe Organ Maintenance Pipe Organ A E Schlueter Pipe Organ Company is pleased to announce the completion of a new rank pipe organ for Iglesia ni Cristo, Central Temple, in Quezon City, Philippines The resources of this new instrument are controllable from a IV manual drawknob console. Homemade Pipe Organ Welcome.The following website describes the process of how I designed and built a stop, rank, all wood pipe organ for my house I m not an organist and I can barely play piano but I love music, organs and woodworking. Berghaus Pipe Organ Builders Inc. Product Categories From brand new instruments to refurbishing an existing organ to silencing a ciphering pipe, Berghaus is ready to assist on all levels. Pipe Organ St Bart s The olian Skinner pipe organ at St Bart s is the largest in New York City and one of the great examples of the American Classic organ It is also central to the liturgical and concert life of the church. The National Pipe Organ Register NPOR Shows the location of an organ Shows an organ with a Historic Organ Certificate Markers show the location of the building when a six figure OS grid reference is available but otherwise the marker is at the origin of the Km square in which the place is located. Organ Pipe Cactus DesertUSA This columnar cactus is the second largest in the U.S next to the Saguaro growing as tall as feet Instead of having a central stem, however, a cluster of to slender branches grow from a point at ground level and curve gracefully upward. Stenocereus thurberi, organ pipe cactus Along with the saguaro, the organ pipe stenocereus thurberi is one of Arizona s most distinctive cacti, forming large clusters of foot high stems, branching from the base it is this characteristic which distinguishes the two species, as branches on saguaro only appear some way up the stem But unlike the widespread saguaro, organ pipes have limited distribution, in the central portion

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    1. After living in Arizona for over a decade I've always had interest in visiting the National Monument that is named after this certain cactus on the border of Mexico in the southern part of the state. Knowing pretty much nothing on the plant I think I learned everything I could possibly ever want to know on the Organ Pipe or pitayas as our friends in Mexico call them from this book. The pictures were a little disappointing considering the beauty that is provided from the sonoran desert landscape [...]

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