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Gardening Dictionary, Botanical Terminology


Areoles

Areoles are the distinctive feature of cacti, and identify them as a separate family from other succulent plants. Areoles give rise to spines or, on certain cacti, small, detachable glochids which are an additional form of protection. The areoles on cacti are clearly visible. They generally appear as small light to dark colored bumps, out of which grow clusters of spines.


Pages with areoles in the Description:

  Mandacaru Azul   Cactaceae
  Yellow Pitahaya,   Cactaceae
  Yellow Pitahaya,   Cactaceae
  Christmas Cactus   Cactaceae
  Christmas Cactus   Cactaceae
  Silver Torch Cac   Cactaceae


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