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Cactus flower symbolizes warmth, protection and endurance

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In nature, every plant has some type of benefit to human being .In this category cactus has its some different structure.Known,unknown things are given below

  • Dragonfruits come from a cactus.
  • Cactus spines are actually modified leaves and that photosynthesis is performed by the stalk instead.
  • Cacti have certain acoustic properties, meaning you can literally play the cactus.
  • The organ pipe cactus is usually pollinated by bats.
  • Some sources claim that all cactus fruit is edible, albeit some may be tastier than others.
  • 1749 out of 1750 species of cacti are native to only The Americas.
  • In 1982, a man died while vandalizing a saguaro cactus for fun. He shot the cactus repetitively and then went up to poke it to try to get it to fall over. Instead, the 500-pound saguaro arm fell and killed him.
  • Wisconsin has an area with very sandy soil which is able to support a desert-like environment including prickly pear cactus and a few species of lizard.
  • Cactus have many different shapes. They are found around the world. There are about 2,000 different kinds of cactuses. Characteristics: Most cactus have fleshy stems.
  • Key Difference: In plant morphology, thorns, spines, and prickles are all similar types of structures identified by their sharp and stiff ends. Thorns are obtained from shoots. Spines are obtained from leaves and prickles are derived from the epidermis. … Thorn is a woody and shape pointed modified stem.
  • The purported benefits of fresh nopal juice include lowering blood sugar, healing wounds, and lowering cholesterol. Human studies on the nopal cactus and its ability to treat or prevent disease are limited. Nevertheless, many studies have confirmed the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the plant.
  • The tallest cactus ever recorded was over 6 stories tall.
  • Saguaro National Park’s cacti have microchip id’s implanted to prevent theft.
  • The plants of the cactus family are particularly well known for their dense covering of spines. Cacti often have a particular kind of spine (as found in areoles of Opuntia) called a glochidium or glochid (plural glochidia or glochids), which is very small and deciduous with numerous retrorse barbs along its length.
  • Cactus continue to photosynthesize because they have fixed spines instead of leaves. The green stems produce the plant’s food but lose less water than leaves because of their sunken pores and a waxy coating on the surface of the stem.
  • Many cacti thrive in areas that are extremely dry, such as the Atacama Desert — one of the driest places on Earth. … For example, the prickly spines of cacti are actually highly-modified leaves. Spines protect cacti from animals that eat plants and also help to reduce water loss by restricting air flow near the cactus.
  • A look at how cacti are able to survive and grow in the harsh, dry desert environment. The spines on a cactus help to protect it from humans and animals. Its roots are spread out to collect water when it does rain and it stores water in its body for future use.
  • Cactus leaves have become a lot smaller so they don’t lose so much water; most have shrunk to spines or hairs but some have disappeared altogether! The stems are green to make food for the plant because the leaves can’t do it anymore – they are too small.
  • Cactus Facts. Cactus is a type of plant that can store large amounts of water and survive in extremely hot and dry habitats. There are around 2000 different species of cactus that differ in size, shape, color, and type of habitat. Almost all cacti are native to deserts and dry regions of South and North America
  • Cactus stems are often ribbed or fluted, which allows them to expand and contract easily for quick water absorption after rain, followed by long drought periods. Like other succulent plants, most cacti employ a special mechanism called “crassulacean acid metabolism” (CAM) as part of photosynthesis.
  • There is a monument in Dalby, Queensland commemorating a species of moth that eradicated the invasive Prickly Pear cactus that had spread across 15000 square miles of Australia.
  • The Stenocereus eruca, AKA “the Wandering Devil” is a cactus that can move 60 cm a year. It grows horizontally, growing at the top and dying at the bottom, moving like a caterpillar.
  • There is a species of cactus indigenous to Chicago.
  • A Saguaro cactus takes 10 years to grow an inch and 200 years to grow full size.
  • There’s a species of cactus that lives so far north in Canada that it’s north of the southern edge of Alaska.
  • There is a cactus native to Morocco that is hotter than any chili pepper known to man.

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