Glossary for Opuntia

  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
  • arid
    An arid condition is an environmental condition in which annual precipitation is less than half of annual potential evapotranspiration.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000230
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
  • cultivated habitat
    A geographical feature modified by humans by the preparation of the land, usually for the purposes of growing crops.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000113
  • cut
    An excavation of the Earth's surface to provide passage for a road, railway, canal, etc.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000474
  • degrees
    A plane angle unit which is equal to 1/360 of a full rotation or 1.7453310^[-2] rad.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000185
  • desert
    A region rendered barren or partially barren by environmental extremes, especially by low rainfall.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000097
  • dune
    A hill of sand built by eolian processes.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000170
  • elevation
    The original description of the elevation (altitude, usually above sea level) of the Location.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimElevation
  • extant
    This taxon is still in existence, as opposed to extinct.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extant_taxon
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/extant
  • extinction status
    Indicates whether a taxon is extant (living today) or extinct.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/ExtinctionStatus
  • farm
    A tract of crop or grazing land, as well as the group of buildings with and often surrounding a farmhouse, including barns, sheds, and other outbuildings, used for agricultural production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000078
  • garden
    An enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000011
  • geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
  • habitat
    A category or description of the habitat in which the Event occurred.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/habitat
  • has parasite
    non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parasitism
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/hasParasite
  • has pollinator
    moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma of a flower to accomplish fertilization.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollination
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/hasPollinator
  • has predator
    is consumed for energetic or other nutritional needs (by another organism)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predation
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/HasPredator
  • headwater
    The upper part of a river system, denoting the upper basin and source streams of a river.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000153
  • hedge
    A dense growth of shrubbery planted as a fence or boundary.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000046
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_interaction
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecological_interaction
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
  • lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
  • low temperature tolerance
    The minimum tolerable temperature is the lowest temperature recorded in the plant’s historical range. If this is not available, the record low January temperature recorded at climate stations within the current geographical range of the plant is used. This definition does not apply to summer annuals.
    USDA PLANTS database Characteristics Data Fields. http://plants.usda.gov/charinfo.html
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/TemperatureTolerance
  • m
    Meters. A length unit which is equal to the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UO_0000008
  • national park
    A reserve of land, usually, but not always declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. National parks are a protected area of IUCN category II.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000367
  • non-marine
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nonMarine
  • plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
  • plant height
    A stature and vigor trait (TO:0000133) which is associated with the height of a whole plant (PO:0000003).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/TO_0000207
  • plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
  • precipitation tolerance
    Minimum tolerable rainfall (in inches), expressed as the average annual minimum precipitation that occurs 20% of the time (i.e., the probability of it being this dry in any given year is 20%) at the driest climate station within the known geographical range of the plant. geographical range of the plant. For cultivars, the geographical range is defined as the area to which the cultivar is well adapted rather than marginally adapted.
    USDA PLANTS database Characteristics Data Fields. http://plants.usda.gov/charinfo.html
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrecipitationTolerance
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
  • road
    An open way for the passage of vehicles, persons, or animals on land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000064
  • rock
    A mass of the mineral material of the crust of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00001995
  • sand
    A naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000017
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
  • soil pH
    The soil pH, of the top 12 inches of soil, within the plant’s known geographical range. For cultivars, the geographical range is defined as the area to which the cultivar is well adapted rather than marginally adapted.
    USDA PLANTS database Characteristics Data Fields. http://plants.usda.gov/charinfo.html
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SoilPH
  • subtropical
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000205
  • swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
  • tropical
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000204
  • water depth
    The depth of seawater at a location where this organism has been observed or collected.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/verbatimDepth
  • woodland
    Land having a cover of trees, shrubs, or both.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000109

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