Family  Cactaceae Juss., nom. cons.

Family number: 186    Last Updated: 17-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 131
Type genus: Cactus L.
Comments: dicot family

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  1. 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.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 14 July 2020.