While different cactuses may have specialized photosynthetic techniques, in general, photosynthesis occurs in a cactus' stem or trunk. The concept of photosynthesis in a cactus or succulent plant may seem strange conside... More »

Photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast. It is a cellular process by which sunlight is used by the cells of plants and algae to produce sugar, as well as oxygen as a byproduct. This process is dependent on the pres... More »

Most photosynthesis takes place in the leaf of plants in the chloroplasts. The chloroplasts contain a green pigment called chlorophyll that is responsible for absorbing sunlight that hits the leaf. More »

Criteria used to identify a species of cactus depend on the approach, with one approach using a process of elimination that focuses on criteria including the habit, flower color, encounterability and habitat, while anoth... More »

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The cactus is a member of the taxonomic family Cactaceae, a group of succulent plants that perform photosynthesis in their stems instead of in their leaves. Many species are able to survive in extremely dry environments ... More »

Plants that belong to the cactus family are stem succulents, perform photosynthesis, have specialized skin surfaces and have spines and unique flowers. Succulents are plants that absorb large amounts of water in their ti... More »

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The cactus is a plant that flowers, and the blooms generate fruit that bears seeds; it is the seeds that end up leading to new cactus plants. Bats provide the pollination for some species of cactus, and the flowers bloom... More »