Cactaceae


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Cactaceae

[kak′tās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
The cactus family of the order Caryophyllales; represented by the American stem succulents, which are mostly spiny with reduced leaves.
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Many of these polysaccharides, like those from the Cactaceae family, have been empirically used to modify the rheological properties of some products (Pimienta-Barrios, 1991).
and unidentified members of the Fabaceae and Cactaceae families were represented as seed in ringtail scats 47.
pungens occurs in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru, where it is found on Cactaceae and several other ornamental plant families, including Portulacaceae (Portulaca spp.
Its species are typically xerophytes with numerous Cactaceae, as well as typically xerophytic Bromeliaceae like Dyckia and Encholirium.
Cactaceae Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum seed (Engelm.
In some Cactaceae, recruitment is particularly difficult, either because of low germination (Rojas-Arechiga and Vazquez-Yanes, 2000) or inadequate establishment of seedlings (Steenbergh and Lowe, 1969; Nobel, 1984; Godinez-Alvarez and Valiente-Banuet, 1998).
Family Species Item eaten Boraginaceae Bourreria cumanensis Fruit Cactaceae Stenocereus griseus Fruit, branch tip Capparidaceae Capparis odoratissima Fruit, flower bud Flacourtiaceae Casearia tremula Fruit, seed Poaceae Cenchrus sp.
The genera of plants that produce fleshy fruits are too numerous to mention, but important plant families include Anacardiaceae (sumac, mango), Arecaceae (palm), Berberidaceae (barberry), Cactaceae (cactus), Capparaceae (capper), Caprifoliaceae (honeysuckle), Cornaceae (dogwood), Cucurbitaceae (cucumber, squash), Ericaceae (blueberry, heather), Grossulariaceae (gooseberry, currant), Lauraceae (laurel), Moraceae (mulberry, fig), Myrtaceae (myrtle), Oleaceae (olive), Piperaceae (piper), Rhamnaceae (buckthorn), Rosaceae (blackberry, raspberry, cherry, apple, pear), Sapindaceae (soapberry), Solanaceae (nightshade), Viscaceae (mistletoe), Vitaceae (grape), and many others (Smith, 1977; Snow, 1981; Jordano, 2000).
Deletions in the plastid trnT-trnL intergenic spacer define clades within Cactaceae subfamily Cactoideae.
There are also families of vascular plants with epiphytic habits such as members of Polipodaceae, Asplaniaceae, Piperaceae, Cactaceae and Bromeliaceae (Brown 1995).
Thirty-nine species of plants (Aristolochiaceae [Aristolochiales], Bromeliaceae [Bromeliales], Cactaceae [Cactales]; Curcubitaceae [Curcubitales], Erythroxylaceae [Gentianales], Bombacaceae and Malvaceae [Malvales], Smilacaceae [Liliflorae], Meliaceae [Rutales], Sapindaceae [Sapindales], and Verbenaceae [Verbenales] were not infested by the tephritoid larvae (Uchoa & Nicacio 2010).