A nomenclatural review of the name Echinocactus williamsii (Lophophora williamsii): Correct author and year of publication

Joel Calvo, Guillermo Benítez

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Lophophora williamsii (Lem. ex J.F.Cels) J.M.Coult., known under the vernacular name peyote, is one of the most popular and well-known cactus because of its powerful psychoactive properties. Nonetheless, the authority of its basionym, Echinocactus williamsii Lem. ex J.F.Cels, has erroneously been attributed to Joseph zu Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck and dated from 1845. Herein, we bring to light that the first description was provided by the French horticulturist Jean François Cels in 1842. A historical review of the nomenclature behind this species is provided and the name neotypified. Given that the later isonym by Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck is being proposed for conservation, the implications of our finding are discussed.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1093-1097
Número de páginas5
PublicaciónTaxon
Volumen72
N.º5
DOI
EstadoPublicada - oct. 2023
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