What are some adaptations of a African Peyote Cactus?
Firstly there are two types of deserts - hot deserts (like the Sahara) and cold deserts (like Antarctica. Generally no plants are found in cold deserts. Hot deserts on the other hand are inhospitable places in general for life, but there are plants which have manged to adapt to growing and reproducing under these conditions. There are many deserts all over the world, most contain certain plant species that are native to that area, and…
There are many sorts of desert plants. Most iconic of these plants is the cactus. The cactus has adapted to the desert by storing massive quantities of water within itself. In order to deal with other organisms attempting to consume it for this water, it has developed thorns which harm potential consumers.
Leopards are not in tropical rainforest areas, but in African forest and grasslands. The adaptations are with the color of their coat depending on where they are. Lighter shades in more grasslands and darker in forests. Even the spots change. East Africa spots are round while the southern Africa spots are square.
Cactus are eaten in most places in the world where they grow. But now they are becoming available in grocery stores. Some cactus store water and can be life-saving when folks are lost in the desert and without water. Jams and jellies are sometimes made from the fruit/flowers of some cactus, notably the prickly pear.
Cactus flowers tend not to be long blooming. Some cactus plants have night flowering blooms. Others have day flowering blossoms. Either way, the flowers need to be pollinated. Once pollinated, the flowers wither and develop the ovary. From the ovary develops the fruit, which produces cactus seeds. The seeds may be used by the cactus to feed the available wildlife and to reproduce.
Predator Adaptations What Predator Adaptations are really are just like what they "have" or "use" to get food or servive... like for a Lion... some Adaptations would be Sharp Claws & Sharp Teeth... Same for a Bear... I would expand on this a little more but I think most of you get what I mean. Peace!
All cactus plants can produce flowers. If the flowers are pollinated, there will be seeds. Some cacti, such as the prickly pear, enclose the seeds in a tasty fruit, which you can buy at the supermarket. Handle carefully, in case all the protective spines have not been removed! In the wild, cactus may wait a long time for a rain, and then bloom. Some cactus plants flower yearly, some at longer intervals. As house plants…
That depends on what kind of plant it is. Some plants, such as cactus, do not need much water. Other kinds of plants need more. So you would have to ask about a specific plant in order to get a specific answer. It really depends on the plant. Some plants need more water than others, such as a cactus and a bean ,the bean needs more water than the cactus because the cactus stores water…
No. Some may be considered as leaves but not really. Christmas cactus for instance grows in thin segmented stalks reminiscent of leaves. Cactus flowers have petal that are leafy and green like leaves but not really leaves. barrel cactus and saquaros obviously have no leafy protrusions beyond their flowers.
There are several answers, depending on the spikes. Answers include: To protect the plant from herbivores To provide a layer of still air, to protect the cactus skin from excessive heat To provide shade to the cactus skin Overall, the purpose seems to be related in some way to the plant's survival strategies.