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Cacti and Succulents

Uses of Succulents

According to Biblical reports reveal that Aloe vera was used to embalm the body of Jesus Christ (Akinyele and Odyi 2007) and Alexander used to
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Uses of Cacti

 “One of the most valuable fruits grown in our Western Indies is the cactus pear, produce of equal value to gold and silver," - King Philip...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Cacteae

Habit Solitary or caespitose (Anderson 2001). Stems Unsegmented, mostly globose, but some short columnar, ribbed, ribbed-tuberculate, or tuberculate Leaves Usually oval, bandlike,...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Pachycereeae Buxbaum 1958

Habit Large, treelike or shrubby (Anderson 2001). Stems Unsegmented, columnar, ribbed; reproductive areas undifferentiated or differentiated into apical or lateral cephalia Leaves Absent Areoles   Flower Borne ...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Browningieae Buxbaum 1966

Habit Large, treelike or shrubby (Anderson 2001). Stems Segmented or unsegmented, columnar, ribbed, usually heavily spined; reproductive areas undifferentiated though changing in...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Rhipsalideae A. P. de Candolle 1828

Habit Epiphytes or lithophytes, usually pendulous, sometimes creeping or shrublike, never climbing (Anderson 2001). Stems Segmented, round, angled, or flattened in cross...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Notocacteae Buxbaum 1958

Habit Mostly solitary, rarely treelike or shrubby (Anderson 2001). Stems Unsegmented, mostly globose, ribbed, ribbedtuberculate, or tuberculate; reproductive areas undifferentiated Leaves   Areoles   Flower Arising ...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Trichocereeae Buxbaum 1958

Habit Treelike to shrubby (Anderson 2001). Stems Normally unsegmented, globose to columnar, usually ribbed, ribbedtuberculate, or tuberculate; reproductive areas differentiated as lateral...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Cereeae Salm-Dyck 1845

Habit Treelike or shrubby, sometimes climbing (Anderson 2001). Stems Unsegmented, elongate to globose, ribbed, spiny; reproductive zones usually differentiated into terminal or...
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Morphology of Cacti - Subfamily Cactoideae, Tribe – Hylocereeae

Habit Climbing or epiphytic shrubs (Anderson 2001). Stems Flattened or with few ribs; reproductive zones undifferentiated Leaves Not evident Areoles   Flower Borne laterally, medium to large, often nocturnal but ...
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