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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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When you start with these, you just can't stop," he says, as we wander from conservatory to a variety of greenhouses, ranging in temperature from cold to tropical, and all crammed with cacti and succulents of every colour, size, shape and variety imaginable.
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It spread to the surrounding islands and later landed in the Florida Keys in 1989, threatening prickly pear cacti in the United States and in Mexico.
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