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The family Cactaceae comprises some 3000 species of cacti, frequently growing in the arid regions of North, Central and South America and the West Indies 4, 5. Open hybridization in cacti has induced large morphological variability which often has caused the same species to acquire different names. This in turn has created further taxonomical complications. The number of synonyms for a single species is often exasperating, e.g., Lophocereus schottii Eng. Br. & R., one of the large 'organ pipe' cacti, has eight synonyms 22. The well known peyote cactus, Lophophora williamsii Lem. ex SD. Coult T. is also recorded under at least three other names 27. The classification suggested by Backeberg 4, 5 will be followed in this paper.
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