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Cacti have the fundamental frameworks as well as processes of plants. However the work done by leaves in most various other plants goes on in the stems and branches of cacti. And also in the warm, dry areas where cacti are among the few green plants, their spine-covered branches as well as stems and their absence of leaves have actually permitted them to make it through. The far-off forefathers of the cactus had fallen leaves and also expanded like the extra acquainted plants of today. During millions of years the planet's climate changed. Those parts of the Americas where the cactus forefathers expanded came to be hotter and drier. Gradually these areas turned into desert or near desert. All this time the cactus forefathers were adapting to the transforming problems. As the environment became drier the origins of cacti gradually spread out, closer to the surface area of the ground. That is why cacti promptly soak up water from the earth after a rains. The water absorbed through the roots is stored in the hollow or squishy stems of a lophophora williamsii. The external layer of the plant is thick and waxy, preventing the getaway of water. The outer skin is additionally ribbed. Some cacti have ribs that increase as well as fold like an accordion, depending upon just how much water is contained within the stem. Most cacti are leafless, they carry on the typical cell-making tasks of plants. The leaves of other plants are thin structures that contain several breathing pores; during the cell-making process, water is produced to the air with these pores. In cacti the stems and also branches have actually taken over the work of the fallen leaves. The thick skins have few pores, and the water is kept.