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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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Even if it were, there is still the simple biological reality that most members of the cactus family are known for their slow growth rates.
MBA Holdings (OTCBB: MBAH) announces that its Board of Directors has accepted the request of Cactus Family Investments, LLC ("Cactus") to convert 460,000 shares of the Company's Class A Preferred shares into common shares and to accept the return of the remaining Class A Preferred shares to the Corporation as a contribution of capital by Cactus.
An accomplished and productive writer, he was most famous for his books, Plants and People of the Golden Triangle, Threatened Cacti of Mexico, Peyote: The Divine Cactus, and The Cactus Family, which was published just last year.