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Insect Pests and Diseases

Helmuth G. Zimmermann and Giovanni Granata

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on cactus-feeding insects and cactus pathogens. In the known cactus-feeding insect community, the Pyralidae (pyralids) are most numerous, with approximately 58 species feeding on ... More


Biodiversity and Conservation

Thomas H. Boyle and Edward F. Anderson

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti inhabit a wide diversity of climatic regions and ecosystems. Like many other plants, cacti populations are seriously threatened by habitat destruction and other human activities such as illegal ... More


Fruits of Vine and Columnar Cacti

Avinoam Nerd, Noemi Tel-Zur, and Yosef Mizrahi

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Fruits of vine and columnar cacti are increasingly popular in many countries. This chapter discusses vine and columnar cacti cultivated for their fruits, known as pitahaya or pitaya: pitahaya ... More


Root Structure and Function

Joseph G. Dubrovsky and Gretchen B. North

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the root biology of cacti, discussing root structure, growth, and development, and then exploring the functions of roots as organs for water, and mineral uptake and plant ... More


Consumption of Platyopuntias by Wild Vertebrates

Eric Mellink and Mónica E. Riojas-López

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Cacti are important food resources for wild vertebrates. In arid lands, cladodes (pads) and fruits of platyopuntias (prickly pear cacti) are consumed by wild vertebrates in ways that affect entire ... More


Origin of Wine and Irrigation

Donald Bahr, Juan Smith, William Smith Allison, and Julian Hayden

in The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth: The Hohokam Chronicles

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084674
eISBN:
9780520914568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084674.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores two myths, the first of which is really an adjunct to the stories on farming and family life. It gives the origin of the cactus wine ceremony, a topic that was treated at the ... More


Cacti: Biology and Uses

Park Nobel (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Cactaceae family, with about 1,600 species, is cultivated worldwide for fruits, forage, fodder, and even as a vegetable. Cacti are recognized for their attractive flowers, special stem shapes, ... More


Colorado Desert Vegetation

Allan A. Schoenherr and Jack H. Burk

in Terrestrial Vegetation of California, 3rd Edition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249554
eISBN:
9780520933361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249554.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Colorado Desert of California represents the northwesternmost portion of the Sonoran Desert, which extends into Arizona, Baja California, and Sonora. This chapter describes the types of ... More


Cactus Pear Fruit Production

Paolo Inglese, Filadelfio Basile, and Mario Schirra

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Many species of the Cactaceae produce edible fruits. Among the approximately 1,600 species in this family, the genus Opuntia has the most relevant role in agriculture. The cactus pear (Opuntia ... More


Forage, Fodder, and Animal Nutrition

Ali Nefzaoui and Hichem Ben Salem

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The West Asia/North Africa (WANA) region has winters with low and erratic rainfall; hot, dry summers; and characterized by high population growth, limited areas of arable land, harsh deserts, and ... More


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