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cactus

A regionally popular short form for
(1) Peyote, or
(2) Mescaline.

cactus

the common name for members of the family Cactaceae, all of which, with one possible exception (Rhipsalis), are native to the continent of America. Most cacti are XEROPHYTES and succulents, found in deserts which have infrequent but heavy rainfall; cacti are absent from deserts with little or no rainfall. Epiphylum species and their relatives are found in rain forests and are chiefly EPIPHYTES. Cacti are distinguished from other succulents by having an areole, a pin-cushion type of structure from which wool, spines, new shoots and flowers develop. Other succulents do not possess an areole even though spines may be present.
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a member of the Cactaceae family, is a tropical or subtropical plant originally grown in South America and is cultivated in dry regions as an important nutrient and food source (El Kossori et al.
Results from studies of effects of gibberellic acid on seeds of cactaceae are scarce and diverse.
Again, results for cactaceae are as diverse as the number of species used in trials (Brencher et al.
joconostle (and other species of Cactaceae where gibberellic acid enhanced germination) previously being imbibed in distilled water, which could be confounding the effect of gibberellic acid.
The common belief that gibberellic acid is a promoter of germination may not hold for Cactaceae.
Arecaceae [10, 137], Cactaceae [125], Calycanthaceae [266],
Asteraceae [34], Brassicaceae [217], Cactaceae [125],
Annonaceae [111], Cactaceae [125], Caryophyllaceae [5],
viellardii Baillon [210] CARYOPHYLLALES Cactaceae Discocactus cristallophilus Diers & E.
Dehydrogeosmin, a novel compound occurring in the flower scent of various species of Cactaceae.
genera Orchidaceae 417 104 Araceae 55 10 Arecaceae 40 18 Magnoliaceae 26 3 Rosaceae 24 8 Cactaceae 21 12 Rutaceae 21 3 Solanaceae 21 8 Caryophyllaceae 20 3 Nyctaginaceae 20 3 Table III Floral scent compounds occurring in more than half of the families of seed plants.
Next come 14 chapters on plants They begin with an overview and follow with chapters on Briophyta (mosses, 3 chapters), Araceae (aroids), Smilax (Smilacaceae), Agavaceae, Orchidaceae (orchids), Bromeliaceae (bromeliads), mistletoes (Loranthaceae, Viscaceae, and Eremolepidaceae), Phaseolus (Leguminosae), Cactaceae (cactus), Asclepiadaceae, and Solanaceae.