How Is a Cactus Adapted to Life in the Desert?


Cacti are well adapted for survival in the desert. They have: stems that can store water and widespread root systems to collect water from a large area. Additionally, cacti have spines instead of leaves to minimise the surface area for water loss by transpiration.
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1. Their leaves are reduced to spines to reduce water loss. 2. They have roots that grow deep into the sand to absorb more water. 3. They have a thick fleshy stem to store water so
Your question doesn't specify the particular cactus you have a question on. There are many types of cacti (plural of cactus) - but the most well known is the saguaro cactus, which
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