A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about
127 genera with some 1750 ...
Cactus Up Close Cactus owe their success in the desert to their structural
adaptations. While other desert plants may have similar features such as spines
Cacti make use of many structural adaptations, such as shallow roots, fixed
spines and thick stems, to survive in the desert where there is minimal rainfall.
Grow close to the ground's surface. • Collect surface water. Fibrous Roots.
Taproots. • Anchor the cacti. • Store food want water deep underground away
Jul 23, 2006 ... Cacti have can be found in rain forests and as far north as Canada. ... "The cacti
evolved a whole suite of adaptations to survive living in the ...
Many of the saguaro cactus's adaptations are shared. with other cacti species.
one example of this is the saguaro's thick epidermis and t. hick, waxy cuticle ...
Apr 19, 2015 ... Deserts are hot and very little water is available for plants, To survive ,cactus and
other plants develop some special features and ...
This page presents an overview of the cacti and other succulent plants. It
describes their main features, ... Adaptations for drought tolerance. Cacti are
Adaptations of North American Cacti and African Euphorbias. The North
American Cactus and African Euphorbia species originated from two different, but
Cactus is the singular word for the plant, cacti or cactuses are the plural forms. ...
Cacti show many 'adaptations' to conserve water during long dry periods.