One of the best known of all desert plants is the agave, maguey or agave americana. It is a genus of plants with more than 300 different species. It is a type of plant that is characterized by a large rosette at its base, from which the different leaves grow, extending in the form of succulent spikes with various thorns on the sides.agave or maguey can be found today in many warm regions around the world, although its origin is in the territories of Mexico and the southern United States. They grow best in clay soils or soils of volcanic origin. In any case, these soils are rich in iron. Likewise, it does not tolerate low temperatures, being 22 degrees Celsius its preferred temperature standard.
We continue with this list of desert plants or desert flora and we stop to talk about the water biznaga. Doesn’t that name ring a bell? Relax, it surely looks like it does and you can see it in the image below.This is one of the most characteristic cacti, as it is composed of a very rounded body that is its main water store, allowing it to survive in the desert with ease despite the drought. The Ferocactus wislizeni cactus or water biznaga is covered by rows of spines that are actually its leaves, which also reduces water loss through the plant’s respiration. Its origin is found in the deserts of Sonora and Chihuahua, although today it is widespread in different regions of the planet. Because of its characteristic rounded shape, it also receives the name of barrel cactus, since those specimens that grow more reminiscent of this characteristic shape. It has flowers of different colors, although the most common are those that take yellow, pink or orange tones. The flowers grow directly on the surface of the body of the water biznaga or barrel cactus, they can appear individually or in sets of three or more specimens.
Plants in the sea
A biome (from the Greek “bios”, life), also called bioclimatic landscape or biotic area, is a certain part of the planet that shares climate, flora and fauna. A biome is the set of ecosystems characteristic of a biogeographic area that is defined by its vegetation and the animal species that predominate. It is the expression of the ecological conditions of the place at the regional or continental level: climate and soil determine the ecological conditions to which the plant and animal communities of the biome in question respond.
Depending on latitude, temperature, precipitation and altitude, in short, and the basic characteristics of the climate, the earth can be divided into zones of similar characteristics; in each of these zones, vegetation (phytocenosis) and fauna (zoocenosis) develop, which, when related, define a biome, comprising the notions of community and the interaction between soil, plants and animals.
Biomes are often known by their local names. For example, a grassland biome is known as prairie in North America, savanna in Africa, steppe in Asia, pampas in South America, and veld in South Africa.
Plant adaptations are changes that help plant species survive in their environment. Aquatic plants that live underwater have leaves with large air pockets inside that allow the plant to absorb oxygen from the water. The leaves of aquatic plants are also very soft to allow the plant to move with the waves.
Prairie ecosystems can withstand high densities of grazing. animals. They are home to many familiar and fascinating Gonocorpora that to live in herds, including zebras and antelopes, and predators that prey on them, such as lions and cheetahs.
Also, how do plants and animals adapt? Adaptations are special characteristics that allow plant or animal to live in a particular place or habitat. Biome: a place that is characterized by its climate and the plants and animals that live there. These adaptations can make it very difficult for the plant to survive in a different place.
An adaptation is a way for an animal’s body to help it survive, or live, in its environment. Camels have learned to adapt (or change) so that they can survive. Animals depend on their physical characteristics to help them obtain food, stay safe, build homes, withstand the weather, and attract mates.
What plants are in the jungle
Some plants grow faster, some have larger leaves, and some develop better defenses against predators. Most plants have co-evolved with particular animals, forming relationships in which without one, the other could not survive.
Despite the high amount of detritus that plants receive, these soils are characterized by very rapid decomposition and therefore do not develop over time a well-defined organic layer on their surface that could provide resistance. In addition, their more soluble components are easily removed through filtration.
These types of soils have a low catatonic exchange capacity, a limited supply of bases such as those provided by potassium and calcium. The reddish color that we often observe is normally due to the high iron oxide content.
As for the vegetation, we can observe a great variety of structures and species. There are places where there are up to 100 species of trees in a single hectare and even in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, up to 473 species of trees have been found.