Cactaceae


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Noun1.Cactaceae - constituting the order OpuntialesCactaceae - constituting the order Opuntiales  
caryophylloid dicot family - family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Opuntiales, order Opuntiales - coextensive with the family Cactaceae: cactuses
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Acanthocereus, genus Acanthocereus - mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers; tropical America and Caribbean region
Aporocactus, genus Aporocactus - small genus of epiphytic cacti of Mexico
Ariocarpus, genus Ariocarpus - slow-growing geophytic cacti; northern and eastern Mexico; southern Texas
Carnegiea, genus Carnegiea - caryophylloid dicot genus with only one species: saguaro
Cereus, genus Cereus - genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
genus Coryphantha - mainly globose cacti of southwestern United States and Mexico covered with many nodules; superficially resembling and formerly included in genus Mammillaria
genus Echinocactus - globular or cylindrical cacti; southwestern United States to Brazil
Echinocereus, genus Echinocereus - large genus of low-growing shrubby ribbed cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States
genus Epiphyllum - small genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti
Ferocactus, genus Ferocactus - genus of nearly globular cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States: barrel cacti
genus Gymnocalycium, Gymnocalycium - large genus of low-growing globular South American cacti with spiny ribs covered with many tubercles
genus Harrisia, Harrisia - genus of slender often treelike spiny cacti with solitary showy nocturnal white or pink flowers; Florida and Caribbean to South America
genus Hatiora, Hatiora - small genus of South American epiphytic or lithophytic cacti
genus Hylocereus, Hylocereus - genus of climbing or epiphytic tropical American cacti with angular stems and mostly white very fragrant flowers
genus Lemaireocereus, Lemaireocereus - tropical American cacti usually tall and branching with stout spines and funnel-shaped flowers and globular or ovoid often edible fruit
genus Lophophora, Lophophora - two species of small cacti of northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States having rounded stems covered with jointed tubercles: mescal
genus Mammillaria - large genus of cacti characterized chiefly by nipple-shaped protuberances or tubercles on their surface
genus Melocactus, Melocactus - genus of strongly ribbed globose or spheroid cacti of tropical South and Central America and the Caribbean
genus Myrtillocactus, Myrtillocactus - small genus of arborescent cacti of Mexico and Central America
genus Pediocactus, Pediocactus - low-growing cacti of the Great Plains of North America
genus Nopalea, Nopalea - a genus of the cactus family with scarlet flowers
genus Opuntia, Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
genus Peireskia, genus Pereskia, Peireskia, Pereskia - genus of tropical American shrubby trees and woody climbers having slender branches with broad flat leaves and large panicles of flowers
genus Rhipsalis, Rhipsalis - large genus of epiphytic or lithophytic unarmed cacti with usually segmented stems and pendulous branches; flowers are small followed by berrylike fruits
genus Schlumbergera, Schlumbergera - South American epiphytic or lithophytic cacti
genus Selenicereus, Selenicereus - mostly epiphytic climbing cacti that bloom at night
genus Zygocactus, Zygocactus - small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruits
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The first simple tetrahydroisoquinoline N-oxide alkaloids have been isolated from the Cactaceae species more than 20 years ago (Pummangura et al.
Plants in the genus Opuntia are members of the Cactaceae family that is widely distributed in arid and semi-arid regions throughout the world [1].
Thus, a common plant strategy in these environments is seed dormancy, which is found in several plant families (Baskin and Baskin, 2001; Jurado and Moles, 2003; including Cactaceae (Rojas-Arechiga and Vazquez-Yanes, 2000; Flores et al.
The home range comprises mainly rocky outcrops with dense shrubby vegetation with typical 'campos rupestres' plants (Bromeliaceae, Orchidaceae, Velloziaceae, Cactaceae, Melastomataceae, Vochysiaceae), and some minor patches of marshes and small trees.
6 *N CACTACEAE (Cactus Family) Coryphantha missouriensis (Sweet) X Britton & Rose Opuntia fragiles (Nutt.
From there, the scientists deduced that Cactaceae first diverged from its angiosperm relatives roughly 35 million years ago but didn't engage in rapid speciation for at least another 25 million years.
He is a member of the succulent plant family Cactaceae often used as ornamental plants, but some are also crop plants.
The family Cactaceae, endemic to the Western Hemisphere, contains about 1,800 species.
The family Dactylopiidae has only one genus, Dactylopius, with nine species, all of them originated in America and specialized in Cactaceae of the genus Opuntia.
Near noon, as we walked the winding path, we entered a zone characterized by scattered cacti belonging to the American plant family Cactaceae.