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Pelecyphora

Subfamily: Cactoideae Tribe: Cacteae


Pelecyphora is a genus with 2 species from Mexico. Pelecyphora is known for its medicinal properties and may have been utilized as a psychoactive in the same way as Lophophora williamsii. It is known as "Peyotillo".

Synonyms: Pelecyphora aselliformis var. pectinata = Pelecyphora pectinata = Mammillaria pectinifera, Pelecyphora pseudopectinata = Pelecyphora pulcherrima = Turbinicarpus pseudopectinatus, Pelecyphora valdeziana = Pelecyphora plumosa = Turbinicarpus valdezianus

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