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Family: Cactaceae  Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 186. Last updated: 17-Jan-2003.
Number of accepted genera: 130.
Type genus: Cactus L.
Comment: dicot family.

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References for family:

  • Nyffeler, R. & U. Eggli. 2010. Disintegrating Portulacaceae - a new familial classification of the suborder Portulacinae (Caryophyllales) based on molecular and morphological data. Taxon 59:227–240.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms for family:

Subfamilies and tribes for Cactaceae:

Subfamily Tribe Subtribe
Cactoideae Browningieae
Cactoideae Cacteae
Cactoideae Cereeae
Cactoideae Echinocereeae
Cactoideae Hylocereeae
Cactoideae Lymanbensonieae
Cactoideae Notocacteae
Cactoideae Rhipsalideae
Cactoideae Trichocereeae
Opuntioideae Austrocylindropuntieae
Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae
Opuntioideae Opuntieae
Opuntioideae Pterocacteae
Opuntioideae Tephrocacteae


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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