A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising ca 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 ... "The cacti evolved a whole suite of adaptations to survive living in the desert,"
said plant evolutionary biologist Erika Edwards.
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 ...
Cactus is well known for its ability to store water. A waxy coating on the stem and
pads helps to reduce water loss. Further adaptations include spines, which are ...
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 ...
Cacti are likely the first plants you think about when you decide to add a bit of
green to your desert landscape. This isn't surprising, because these natives are ...
This page presents an overview of the cacti and other succulent plants. It
describes their main features, ... Adaptations for drought tolerance. Cacti are