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{adj: xerophytic} adapted to a xeric (or dry) environment
"cacti are xerophytic plants"
"xerophytic adaptations"

{n: Acanthocereus, genus Acanthocereus} mostly trailing cacti having nocturnal white flowers; tropical America and Caribbean region

{n: Aporocactus, genus Aporocactus} small genus of epiphytic cacti of Mexico

{n: Ariocarpus, genus Ariocarpus} slow-growing geophytic cacti; northern and eastern Mexico; southern Texas

{n: Cereus, genus Cereus} genus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white

{n: Echinocereus, genus Echinocereus} large genus of low-growing shrubby ribbed cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States

{n: Ferocactus, genus Ferocactus} genus of nearly globular cacti of Mexico and southwestern United States: barrel cacti

{n: Gymnocalycium, genus Gymnocalycium} large genus of low-growing globular South American cacti with spiny ribs covered with many tubercles

{n: Harrisia, genus Harrisia} genus of slender often treelike spiny cacti with solitary showy nocturnal white or pink flowers; Florida and Caribbean to South America

{n: Hatiora, genus Hatiora} small genus of South American epiphytic or lithophytic cacti

{n: Hylocereus, genus Hylocereus} genus of climbing or epiphytic tropical American cacti with angular stems and mostly white very fragrant flowers

{n: Lemaireocereus, genus Lemaireocereus} tropical American cacti usually tall and branching with stout spines and funnel-shaped flowers and globular or ovoid often edible fruit

{n: Lophophora, genus Lophophora} two species of small cacti of northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States having rounded stems covered with jointed tubercles: mescal

{n: Melocactus, genus Melocactus} genus of strongly ribbed globose or spheroid cacti of tropical South and Central America and the Caribbean

{n: Myrtillocactus, genus Myrtillocactus} small genus of arborescent cacti of Mexico and Central America

{n: Pediocactus, genus Pediocactus} low-growing cacti of the Great Plains of North America

{n: Rhipsalis, genus Rhipsalis} large genus of epiphytic or lithophytic unarmed cacti with usually segmented stems and pendulous branches; flowers are small followed by berrylike fruits

{n: Schlumbergera, genus Schlumbergera} South American epiphytic or lithophytic cacti

{n: Selenicereus, genus Selenicereus} mostly epiphytic climbing cacti that bloom at night

{n: Zygocactus, genus Zygocactus} small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruits

{n: cholla, Opuntia cholla} arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico

{n: cochineal insect, cochineal, Dactylopius coccus} Mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye

{n: genus Coryphantha} mainly globose cacti of southwestern United States and Mexico covered with many nodules; superficially resembling and formerly included in genus Mammillaria

{n: genus Echinocactus} globular or cylindrical cacti; southwestern United States to Brazil

{n: genus Epiphyllum} small genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti

{n: genus Mammillaria} large genus of cacti characterized chiefly by nipple-shaped protuberances or tubercles on their surface

{n: genus Stapelia} genus of foul-smelling plants resembling cacti; found from Africa to East India

{n: glochidium, glochid} a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)

{n: night-blooming cereus} any of several cacti of the genus Cereus

{n: night-blooming cereus} any of several cacti of the genus Hylocereus

{n: night-blooming cereus} any of several night-blooming cacti of the genus Selenicereus

{n: nopal} any of several cacti of the genus Nopalea resembling prickly pears

{n: prickly pear, prickly pear cactus} cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock

{n: prickly pear} round or pear-shaped spiny fruit of any of various prickly pear cacti

{n: slipper spurge, slipper plant} any of several tropical American shrubby succulent plants resembling cacti but having foot-shaped bracts

{n: stapelia, carrion flower, starfish flower} any of various plants of the genus Stapelia having succulent leafless toothed stems resembling cacti and large foul-smelling (often star-shaped) flowers


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