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V. 13.2
July 2nd, 2022

409.0000 Family Cactaceae Juss.; Gen. Pl.: 310 (1789), nom. cons.
133 genera, ca. 1700 spp. listed (conservative approach following Anderson 2001). There has been excessive splitting, leading to over 3000 species in some collectors view. The phylogeny is still somewhat in flux, but is getting more stabilized now.
Species listed in database: 1767; hybrids: 59
= Cereaceae DC. & Spreng.(transl.Jameson), Elem. Philos. Pl.: 142 (1821)
= Nopaleaceae Schmid & Curtman, Pflanzenr. 2: 135 (1856)
= Opuntiaceae Desv., S. Gérardin de Mirecourt & N. A. Desvaux, Dict. Rais. Bot.: 52, 385 (1817)
409.5854 Genus Espostoa Britton & Rose; The Cactaceae 2: 120 (1920) emend. W. T. Marshall & T. M. Bock, Cactaceae, 102 (1941)
Distribution: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia
Species listed in database: 11
= Pseudoespostoa Backeb., Cactus Journ. 1: 52 (1933), Backeb. Blätter Kakteenforsch., Pt.10, p. 1, descr. (1934)
= Thrixanthocereus Backeb., Blätt. Kakt.-Forsch. 1937: Nachtr. 15 (1937) (1)
= Vatricania Backeb., Cact. Succ. J. (US) 22: 154 (1950)

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