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Genus: Lophophora [ Cactaceae ]

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Lophophora fricii

From the Greek word “Lophos (λοφος)” which means “the back of the neck; the crest of a hill or helmet” and “Phoreo (φορεω)” meaning “to carry, to bring” referring to the tufts of hair that adorn the tubercles of some member of the genus. Plus the latinizing suffix “us”. ( The specific name implies: "bearing crests")

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