A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about
127 genera with ... Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in
the south to parts of western Canada in ...
California Barrel Cactus. Parts of a Cactus: Cactus can live in hot, dry places. The
stem stores water. The firm skin holds in water. Cactus spines keep the plant ...
spine - a sharp, pointed, modified leaf found in areoles of cacti. stamen - the male
reproductive parts of a flower. It consists of the filament and the anther.
Picture a desert, and you will probably imagine a landscape that includes at least
one cactus covered in spiky things. The spiky things are called spines, and ...
Cactus is the singular word for the plant, cacti or cactuses are the plural forms.
Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in South America ...
Parts of a Cactus. Plants in the family Cactaceae have special adaptations that
allow them to survive in dry climates. Cacti have many of the same parts as ...
Certain parts of the cactus are edible too. In April and May, cactus plants make
new growth. The new growth are not new leaves but stems. Leaves are about 1/2
The cactus family (Cactaceae) contains about 2,500 species, all of which (with
one possible ... All plant families are defined by the details of their flower parts.
The evolutionary conversion of leaves to spines in cacti ... phyllotaxy, it is just that
parts of the axillary bud are so crowded that the spine primordia in those areas ...
The concept of photosynthesis in a cactus or succulent plant may... ... Though
other cactuses may have different parts than the saguaro, the concept is the