What is another word for Genus Sonora?
1 synonym found
[ d͡ʒˈɛnəs sˈɒnɔːɹə], [ dʒˈɛnəs sˈɒnɔːɹə], [ dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ə_s s_ˈɒ_n_ɔː_ɹ_ə]
Genus Sonora is a taxonomic classification given to a group of cacti that are native to the Sonoran Desert. The word "genus" implies a group of related species, and synonyms are other names or terms used to refer to a particular classification. Some of the synonyms for Genus Sonora include the Pima pineapple cactus, Saguaro pineapple cactus, and Santa Cruz Island pine cactus. These cacti typically have a cylindrical stem, grow up to 20 feet tall, and produce edible fruits. The name Sonora is derived from the Mexican state of Sonora, where these cacti are commonly found. The synonyms for Genus Sonora are useful for categorizing and identifying these unique desert plants.