National Geographic : 1930 Jul
ADVENTURES IN COLOR ON MEXICO'S WEST COAST © National Geographic Society Natural-Color Photograph by Fred Payne tLatwortny IN A LAND OF FANTASTIC CACTI The massive candelabra cactus, with its thick, crowded, vertical branches rising from a short central trunk, is a prominent feature of the West coast landscape. It attains a height of 30 feet, or more. All cacti, one genus excepted, are native to the Western Hemisphere. Introduction of these curious forms of plant life into European gardens began soon after America was discovered.