How Is a Cactus Adapted to Life in the Desert?

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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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