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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Like the Asteraceae, the Cactaceae are considered to be of South American origin with the early diversification of the tribes Trichocereeae and Opuntioideae situated in the Central Andes (Nyffeler, 2002; Edwards et al.
POACEAE Setaria macrostachya Kunth 219 EUDICOTILEDONEAS EUDICOTILEDONEAS BASALES CACTACEAE Mammillaria columbiana Salm-Dyck 105 CACTACEAE Mammillaria mammillaris (L.
En el sitio "Neguanje" (Figura 3), las familias mas diversificadas, en cuanto al numero de especies fueron Leguminosae con trece, Rubiaceae con seis, Cactaceae y Capparaceae con cuatro cada una.
Anoura Glossophaga Familias y especies geoffroyi (2) * soricina (13) * N P F N P F Bombacaceae Ceiba trichistandra 82 36 1 400 24 10 Cactaceae Armatocereus - - - 315 19 1 cartwrightianus Fabaceae Sp.
Prosopis alba Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca, Fabaceae (nl) La Rioja, Formosa, Tucuman, Santiago del Estero, Cordoba, San Luis, Chaco, Santa Fe, Corrientes, Entre Rios y Buenos Aires Trichocereus pasacana Catamarca, Tucuman, Salta, Cactaceae (nl) Jujuy y Bolivia.
Palabras clave: Polen, murcielago, Leptonycteris curasoae, Glossopkaga longirostris, Glossophaginae, Cactaceae, Venezuela.
Although the evidence discussed so far may suggest that the nurse plant--cactus association is prevalent throughout the Cactaceae family (Table I), we must bear in mind that there are a number of examples in which new cactus seedlings have been reported to establish in the absence of nurse plants.