Amamede

Amamede Follow
Portugal

Cactus
Open Edition, Photography (Several sizes available) Details


Not For Sale

Ask a question
1,133 views Popular!  

Other art by Amamede
View all artworks

© by Amamede
Alley of the blue house - Photography ©2014 by Amamede - amamede, artmajeur, mamede, albuquerque, lima, galeria, Alley, blue house, penacova, beco
Several sizes
© by Amamede
Sailing on a small boat - Photography ©2014 by Amamede - amamede, mamede, albuquerque, lima, galeria, Sailing, small boat
Several sizes
© by Amamede
Mueda Girls (Um penteado maconde) - Photography ©2014 by Amamede - amamede, artmajeur, mamede, albuquerque, lima, 1972, mueda, girls, penteado, maconde, moçambique
Several sizes
© by Amamede
Luckie - Photography ©2014 by Amamede - amamede, mamede, albuquerque, lima, galeria, luckie, retriever do labrador, lab
Several sizes
19.7x27.6 in © by Amamede
Cocus2 - amamede´s painting - Painting, 19.7x27.6 in ©2014 by Amamede - Abstract, abstract-570, Coccus2, amamede´s painting, ovais e cónicas, mamede, albuquerque, lima, galeria, artmajeur, mixed media on canvas
On Request
19.7x27.6 in
© by Amamede
Old Man - Photography ©2014 by Amamede - amamede, artmajeur, mamede, albuquerque, lima, galeria, old man, Black and White
Several sizes

Similar Artworks
Show more artworks like this

About this artwork
This artwork is part of the gallery amamede´s photo.

Artwork Type
Open Edition
Support or surface
Several supports available (Fine art paper, Metal Print, Canvas Print)
Framing
Framing available (Floating Frame + Under Glass, Frame + Under Acrylic Glass)
Description

A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae also known as Opuntiaceae. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος (kaktos), a name originally used for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka.
Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremel1 Read More

A cactus is a member of the plant family Cactaceae also known as Opuntiaceae. The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος (kaktos), a name originally used for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain. Cacti are native to the Americas, ranging from Patagonia in the south to parts of western Canada in the north—except for Rhipsalis baccifera, which also grows in Africa and Sri Lanka.
Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments, even being found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. Cacti show many adaptations to conserve water. Most species of cacti have lost true leaves, retaining only spines, which are highly modified leaves. As well as defending against herbivores, spines help prevent water loss by reducing air flow close to the cactus and providing some shade. Cactus spines are produced from specialized structures called areoles, a kind of highly reduced branch. Areoles are an identifying feature of cacti. As well as spines, areoles give rise to flowers, which are usually tubular and multipetaled.
Like other succulent plants, most cacti employ a special mechanism called "crassulacean acid metabolism" (CAM) as part of photosynthesis. Transpiration, during which carbon dioxide enters the plant and water escapes, does not take place during the day at the same time as photosynthesis, but instead occurs at night. The plant stores the carbon dioxide it takes in as malic acid, retaining it until daylight returns, and only then using it in photosynthesis. Because transpiration takes place during the cooler, more humid night hours, water loss is significantly reduced.

This work is an "Open Edition" Photography by Amamede (Portugal). Dimensions are available on request. This artwork is part of the gallery amamede´s photo. Framing available (Floating Frame + Under Glass Frame + Under Acrylic Glass)

Report Added © Short URL: https://artmajeur.link/ZrzZAv

Comments 1

Be the first to post a comment! Sign in

Miodrag Aubertin Portrait Miodrag Aubertin     Flée LE VAL -LARREY, France  

Belle photo et merci pour la description