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leaf cactus

n. Either of two genera in the family ''Cactaceae'': (taxlink Epiphyllum species noshow=1) and (taxlink Pereskia species noshow=1).

Leaf cactus

The common name leaf cactus (plural leaf cacti) refers to either of the two following genera in the family Cactaceae:

  • Epiphyllum, a genus of epiphytic cacti
  • Pereskia, a genus with very primitive elements
  • Pereskiopsis

Usage examples of "leaf cactus".

The shadows of mesquite and paddle-leaf cactus leaped through the headlights.