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Ooooh! Succulent Plants!
Flowers & Plants
"Some people actually love these bizarre plants."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is the definition of a succulent plant?
A plant that can store and conserve water to protect against drought
A plant that has sap that, when the plant gets damaged, coagulates like blood
A plant that has particularly juicy fruit
A plant that uses so much water that other plants cannot survive near it
What is the relationship between a cactus and a succulent?
All succulents are cacti, but not all cacti are succulents
Cacti and succulents are the same
There is no relationship
All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti
Some of the most unusual succulents have normal seasonal foliage growing out of huge swollen water storage organs. What is the term for the water reservoir of these plants?
What method of propagation (starting new plants) is almost exclusive to succulent plants?
Dividing with roots attached
After taking a section of a succulent plant to start a new one, what is the first thing you should do with the cutting?
Put it in water
Put it in damp sand
Put it in dry potting soil
Put it away to let the end dry up
What is scoria?
A dry rot
A volcanic gravel
A corky outer layer
A fungus disease
The cactus family is native to which two continents?
North and South America
North America and Australia
South America and Africa
North America and Africa
Which country has the most native cactus species?
In which of the United States is it illegal to field collect cacti without a permit?
All of these
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona has been badly damaged recently (2002). What is the cause?
Illegal traffic across the Mexican border
A sophisticated cactus rustling ring
Salinity of the Colorado River
A destructive beetle
What is the term for a garden of plants adapted to arid conditions?
Which cactus is it illegal to possess in the United States?
What do Opuntias (Prickly Pears) have that other cacti don't?
Cactus spines are modified leaves. What is their purpose?
Protection from predators
In some species, to reproduce
To provide shade and conserve water
All of these
What is not a use for Opuntias (the Prickly Pear cacti)?
Food for humans and livestock
Many succulents are named after animals. Which of the following is not a succulent plant?
An orchid cactus is a member of the Orchid family.
Lithops are tiny plants that are almost completely buried. The two very fleshy leaves have flat tops and are slightly opaque to allow light into the plant. In their natural habitats in South Africa, they are almost impossible to distinguish from rocks. One of their common names is Living Stones. What is another common name for them?
All of these
The world-wide Euphorbia family has almost as many succulents as the Cactus family. What popular non-succulent Christmas plant is a Euphorbia?
Here's an obscure one: Euphorbia abdelkuri has an extremely toxic sap which can cause painful burns. What is it named after?
A.B. Delkuri, the first man to die of burns from this plant
Abdul Kuri, the botanist who first described it
Abd Al Kuri, an island off the coast of Yemen
Abed el Kuri, a mountain in Afghanistan
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Compiled Jun 28 12