Taxonomy of the Cactaceae

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In 1984, the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study set up a working party, now called the International Cactaceae Systematics Group, to produce a consensus classification of the cactus family, down to the level of genus. Their classification has been used as the basis for systems published since the mid-1990s. Treatments in the 21st century have generally divided the family into around 125–130 genera and 1,400–1,500 species, which are then arranged in a number of tribes and subfamilies. However, subsequent molecular phylogenetic studies have shown that a very high proportion of the higher taxa (genera, tribes and subfamilies) are not monophyletic, i.e. they do not contain all of the descendants of a common ancestor. As of August 2023, the internal classification of the family Cactaceae remained uncertain and subject to change. A classification incorporating many of the insights from the molecular studies was produced by Nyffeler and Eggli in 2010.[1]


The classification of the family Cactaceae remains uncertain as of August 2023. Since the mid-1990s, the system produced by the International Cactaceae Systematics Group (ICSG) of the International Organization for Succulent Plant Study has been used as the basis of many published classifications. Detailed treatments produced in the 21st century have divided the family into around 125–130 genera and 1,400–1,500 species, which are then arranged into a number of tribes and subfamilies.[2][3][4]

The ICSG classification of the family recognizes four subfamilies: Pereskioideae (consisting only of the genus Pereskia), Opuntioideae, Maihuenioideae (consisting only of the genus Maihuenia) and Cactoideae.[2] Molecular phylogenetic studies suggest that Pereskia is not monophyletic (i.e. its species are not the complete set of descendants of a common ancestor), so that Pereskioideae is not monophyletic although the three other subfamilies are.[4][5] The Bayesian consensus cladogram from a 2005 study is shown below:[5]


Pereskia Clade A

Pereskia Clade B




Five tribes have been recognized within the subfamily Opuntioideae: Tephrocacteae, Pterocacteae, Austrocylindropuntieae, Cylindropuntieae and Opuntieae.[6] All but the first, Tephrocacteae, were shown to be "essentially monophyletic" in molecular phylogenetic study in 2009. A summary of the consensus Bayesian tree is shown below (tribes are bold; the number of species in the study is shown in parentheses).[7]

Puna (1), Maihueniopsis (3), Cumulopuntia (1) = Tephrocacteae (part)

Pterocactus (6) = Pterocacteae

terete‑stemmed opuntioids

Maihueniopsis (1), Puna (1), Tephrocactus (7) = Tephrocacteae (part)

Maihueniopsis (1), Cumulopuntia (5), Puna (1), Austrocylindropuntia (4) ≈ Austrocylindropuntieae

Quiabentia (1), Pereskiopsis (2), Micropuntia (2), Cylindropuntia (12), Grusonia s.s. (1), Corynopuntia (6) ≈ Cylindropuntieae

flat‑stemmed opuntioids

Miqueliopuntia (1), Tunilla (2), Maihueniopsis (1)

Opuntia (2)

Brasiliopuntia (1), Opuntia (1), Tacinga (2)

Opuntia (28), Consolea (6), Nopalea (7)

Many of the genera within the Opuntioideae are not monophyletic. Maihueniopsis is highly polyphyletic, appearing in four separate lineages. The two largest genera within the subfamily, Opuntia and Cylindropuntia are also not monophyletic. The classification of the Opuntioideae is thus uncertain as of March 2012; Griffith and Porter say that changes in classification will require "broad information (of multiple data types) regarding all species of opuntioid cacti".[8]

The ICSG classification divides the subfamily Cactoideae into nine tribes. However, phylogenetic research has not supported most of these tribes, nor even the genera of which they are composed. A 2011 study found that "an extraordinarily high proportion of genera" were not monophyletic, including 22 (61%) of the 36 genera in the subfamily Cactoideae sampled in the research.[4] Of the nine tribes recognized within Cactoideae, one, Calymmantheae, comprises a single genus, Calymmanthium.[2] Of the remaining eight, only two (Cacteae and Rhipsalideae) have been shown to be monophyletic. A summary of the cladograms for the Cactoideae presented in a 2011 paper is shown below (ICSG tribes in bold).[9]




core Cactoideae

Calymmantheae (i.e. Calymmanthium), species of Copiapoa and Frailea

core Cactoideae I

including members of Pachycereeae, Hylocereeae and Browningieae

core Cactoideae II


other core Cactoideae II, including members of Notocacteae, Trichocereeae, Cereeae and Browningieae

The classification of the Cactaceae thus remains subject to change, from the genus level upwards. In 2016, David Hunt wrote that "the advent of molecular systematic studies in the past two decades will hopefully have a stabilizing effect on classification in due course, but has so far had the opposite effect".[10]

Nyffler and Eggli (2010) classification[edit]

In 2010, Nyffler and Eggli produced a classification based on an explicit phylogeny. The broad outlines of their cladogram agree with that of Hern et al. (2011), shown above, although some details are different. Their classification corresponds to the cladogram shown below.[1]


Pereskia A

Pereskia B


incertae sedis



Blossfeldia (Blossfeldieae)


incertae sedis






The table below shows how the genera recognized by Nyffler and Eggli are placed into their subfamilies and tribes (they also use some subtribes, not shown here). The column headed "Older tribe (if different)" shows the ICSG classification of the subfamily Cactoideae (as presented by Anderson in 2001[11]) with a 2002 classification of the subfamily Opuntioideae.[6][12] There are differences in the genera recognized in the systems; where the older system does not recognize the genus, "–" is shown.

Nyffeller & Eggli (2010) classification[1]
Genus Subfamily Tribe Older tribe (if different)[11][6][12]
1 Pereskia Mill. Pereskioideae*
2 Maihuenia (Phil.ex F.A.C.Weber) K.Schum. Maihuenioideae
3.1 Austrocylindropuntia Backeb. Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae Austrocylindropuntieae
3.1 Cumulopuntia F.Ritter (part) Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae Austrocylindropuntieae
3.1 Cylindropuntia (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae
3.1 Grusonia F.Rchb.ex Britton & Rose Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae
3.1 Maihueniopsis Speg. (part) Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae Tephrocacteae
3.1 Pereskiopsis Britton & Rose Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae
3.1 Quiabentia Britton & Rose Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae
3.1 Tephrocactus Lem. Opuntioideae Cylindropuntieae Tephrocacteae
3.2 Brasiliopuntia (K.Schum.) A.Berger Opuntioideae Opuntieae
3.2 Consolea Lem. Opuntioideae Opuntieae
3.2 Miqueliopuntia Fric ex F.Ritter Opuntioideae Opuntieae
3.2 Opuntia Mill. Opuntioideae Opuntieae
3.2 Tacinga Britton & Rose Opuntioideae Opuntieae
3.2 Tunilla D.R.Hunt & Iliff Opuntioideae Opuntieae
3.3 Cumulopuntia F.Ritter (part) Opuntioideae incertae sedis Austrocylindropuntieae
3.3 Maihueniopsis Speg. (part) Opuntioideae incertae sedis Tephrocacteae
3.3 Pterocactus K.Schum. Opuntioideae incertae sedis Pterocacteae
4.1 Blossfeldia Werderm. Cactoideae Blossfeldieae Notocacteae
4.2 Acharagma (N.P.Taylor) Glass Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Ariocarpus Scheidw. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Astrophytum Lem. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Aztekium Boed. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Coryphantha (Engelm.) Lem. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Digitostigma Velazco & Nevárez Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Echinocactus Link & Otto Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Echinomastus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Epithelantha F.A.C.Weber ex Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Escobaria Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Ferocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Geohintonia Glass & W.A.Fitz Maur. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Leuchtenbergia Hook. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Lophophora J.M.Coult. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Mammillaria Haw.
including Cochemiea (K.Brandegee) Walton
Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Mammilloydia Buxb. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Neolloydia Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Obregonia Fric Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Ortegocactus Alexander Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Pediocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Pelecyphora C.Ehrenb. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Sclerocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Stenocactus (K.Schum.) A.W.Hill Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Strombocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Thelocactus (K.Schum.) Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cacteae
4.2 Turbinicarpus (Backeb.) Buxb.& Backeb. Cactoideae Cacteae
4.3 Acanthocereus (Engelm.ex A.Berger) Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Armatocereus Backeb. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Browningieae
4.3 Austrocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Notocacteae
4.3 Brachycereus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Trichocereeae
4.3 Castellanosia Cárdenas Cactoideae Phyllocacteae
4.3 Corryocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Dendrocereus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Eulychnia Phil. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Notocacteae
4.3 Jasminocereus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Browningieae
4.3 Leptocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Neoraimondia Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Browningieae
4.3 Pfeiffera Salm-Dyck Cactoideae Phyllocacteae
4.3 Disocactus Lindl. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Hylocereeae
4.3 Epiphyllum Haw. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Hylocereeae
4.3 Hylocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Hylocereeae
4.3 Pseudorhipsalis Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Hylocereeae
4.3 Selenicereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Hylocereeae
4.3 Weberocereus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Hylocereeae
4.3 Bergerocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Carnegiea Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Cephalocereus Pfeiff. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Echinocereus Engelm. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Escontria Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Isolatocereus Backeb. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Myrtillocactus Console Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Neobuxbaumia Backeb. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Pachycereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Peniocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Polaskia Backeb. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Pseudoacanthocereus F.Ritter Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Stenocereus (A.Berger) Riccob. Cactoideae Phyllocacteae Pachycereeae
4.3 Strophocactus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Phyllocacteae
4.4 Hatiora Britton & Rose Cactoideae Rhipsalideae
4.4 Lepismium Pfeiff. Cactoideae Rhipsalideae
4.4 Rhipsalis Gaertn. Cactoideae Rhipsalideae
4.4 Schlumbergera Lem. Cactoideae Rhipsalideae
4.5 Eriosyce Phil. Cactoideae Notocacteae
4.5 Neowerdermannia Fric Cactoideae Notocacteae
4.5 Parodia Speg. Cactoideae Notocacteae
4.5 Rimacactus Mottram Cactoideae Notocacteae
4.5 Yavia R.Kiesling & Piltz Cactoideae Notocacteae
4.6 Browningia Cárdenas Cactoideae Cereeae Browningieae
4.6 Gymnocalycium Pfeiff.ex Mittler Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Lasiocereus F.Ritter Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Rebutia K.Schum. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Stetsonia Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Browningieae
4.6 Uebelmannia Buining Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Weingartia Werderm.
including Cintia Knize & Ríha
Cactoideae Cereeae Notocacteae (Cintia)
4.6 Arrojadoa Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Brasilicereus Backeb. Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Cereus Mill. Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Cipocereus F.Ritter Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Coleocephalocereus Backeb. Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Discocactus Pfeiff. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Facheiroa Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Leocereus Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Melocactus Link & Otto Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Micranthocereus Backeb. Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Pierrebraunia Esteves Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Pilosocereus Byles & G.D.Rowley Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Praecereus Buxb. Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Stephanocereus A.Berger Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Acanthocalycium Backeb. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Arthrocereus A.Berger Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Borzicactus Riccob. Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Cephalocleistocactus F.Ritter Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Cleistocactus Lem. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Denmoza Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Echinopsis Zucc. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Espostoa Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Espostoopsis Buxb. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Haageocereus Backeb.
including Pygmaeocereus H.Johnson & Backeb.
Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Harrisia Britton Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Matucana Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Mila Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Oreocereus (A.Berger) Riccob. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Oroya Britton & Rose Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Rauhocereus Backeb. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Samaipaticereus Cárdenas Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Vatricania Backeb. Cactoideae Cereeae
4.6 Weberbauerocereus Backeb. Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.6 Yungasocereus F.Ritter Cactoideae Cereeae Trichocereeae
4.7 Calymmanthium F.Ritter Cactoideae incertae sedis Calymmantheae
4.7 Copiapoa Britton & Rose Cactoideae incertae sedis Notocacteae
4.7 Frailea Britton & Rose Cactoideae incertae sedis Notocacteae

Earlier classification[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, the subfamily placement of the genera listed here is based on Anderson's 2001 presentation of the ICSG classification, as is the tribal placement of the genera of the subfamily Cactoideae.[11] The division of the subfamily Opuntioideae into tribes is additional to the ICSG system.[6][12]

Subfamily Pereskioideae[edit]

Pereskia aculeata
synonyms: Peirescia Zucc. (orth. var.), Peireskia Steud. (orth. var.), Perescia Lem. (orth. var.), Rhodocactus (A.Berger) F.M.Knuth

Subfamily Opuntioideae[edit]

Tribe Austrocylindropuntieae[edit]

Tribe Cylindropuntieae[edit]

including Corynopuntia F.M.Knuth, Micropuntia Daston
synonyms: Peireskiopsis Vaupel (orth. var.)

Tribe Opuntieae[edit]

Opuntia ficus-indica
synonyms: Airampoa Fric, Cactodendron Bigelow, nom. inval., Cactus Lem., Chaffeyopuntia Fric & Schelle, Clavarioidia Kreuz. (nom. inval.), Ficindica St.-Lag., Nopalea Salm-Dyck, Parviopuntia Soulaire & Marn.-Lap. (nom. inval.), Phyllarthus Neck. ex M.Gómez (nom. inval.), Salmiopuntia Fric (nom. inval.), Subulatopuntia Fric & Schelle, Tunas Lunell, Weberiopuntia Fric
including Nopalea Salm-Dyck

Tribe Pterocacteae[edit]

Tribe Tephrocacteae[edit]

including Puna R.Kiesling
synonyms: Pseudotephrocactus Fric

Subfamily Maihuenioideae[edit]

Maihuenia poeppigii

Subfamily Cactoideae[edit]

Tribe Browningieae[edit]

synonyms: Neocardenasia Backeb.

Tribe Cacteae[edit]

synonyms: Anhalonium Lem., Neogomesia Castañeda, Neogomezia Buxb. (orth. var.), Roseocactus A.Berger, Stromatocactus Karw. ex Rümpler (nom. inval.)
Astrophytum myriostigma
synonyms: Astrophyton Lawr. (orth. var.), Maierocactus E.C.Rost
synonyms: Aulacothele Monv. (nom. inval.), Cumarinia Buxb., Glandulifera (Salm-Dyck) Fric, Lepidocoryphantha Backeb., Roseia Fric (nom. inval.)
synonyms: Brittonrosea Speg., Echinofossulocactus Lawr., Homalocephala Britton & Rose
synonyms: Cochiseia W.H.Earle, Escobesseya Hester, Fobea Fric (nom. inval.), Neobesseya Britton & Rose
synonyms: Bisnaga Orcutt, Brittonia C.A.Armstr. (nom. inval.)
Mammillaria elongata
  • Mammillaria Haw. – fishhook cactus, globe cactus, pincushion cactus, bird's-nest cactus
synonyms: Bartschella Britton & Rose, Cactus L., Chilita Orcutt, Cochemiea (K.Brandegee) Walton, Dolichothele (K.Schum.) Britton & Rose, Ebnerella Buxb., Haagea Fric, Krainzia Backeb., Lactomammillaria Fric (nom. inval.), Leptocladia Buxb., Leptocladodia Buxb., Mamillaria F.Rchb. (orth. var.), Mamillopsis (E.Morren) F.A.C.Weber ex Britton & Rose, Mammariella Shafer (nom. inval.), Mammilaria Torr. & A.Gray (orth. var.), Neomammillaria Britton & Rose, Oehmea Buxb., Phellosperma Britton & Rose, Porfiria Boed., Pseudomammillaria Buxb., Solisia Britton & Rose
synonyms: Napina Fric (nom. inval.), Pseudosolisia Y.Itô (nom. inval.)
synonyms: Navajoa Croizat, Pilocanthus B.W.Benson & Backeb.
synonyms: Encephalocarpus A.Berger
Sclerocactus glaucus
synonyms: Ancistrocactus Britton & Rose, Coloradoa Boissev. & C.Davidson, Glandulicactus Backeb., Toumeya Britton & Rose
synonyms: Echinofossulocactus Britton & Rose, Efossus Orcutt (orth. var.)
synonyms: Hamatocactus Britton & Rose, Thelomastus Fric (nom. inval.)
synonyms: Gymnocactus Backeb., Normanbokea Kladiwa & Buxb., Rapicactus Buxb. & Oehme

Tribe Calymmantheae[edit]

synonyms: Diploperianthium F.Ritter (nom. inval.)

Tribe Cereeae[edit]

synonyms: Digitorebutia Frič & Kreuz. ex Buining, Mediolobivia Backeb.
synonyms: Pierrebraunia Esteves
synonyms: Mirabella F.Ritter, Piptanthocereus (A.Berger) Riccob., Subpilocereus Backeb.
synonyms: Floribunda F.Ritter
synonyms: Buiningia Buxb.
Melocactus matanzanus
synonyms: Cactus Britton & Rose
synonyms: Austrocephalocereus Backeb., Siccobaccatus P.J.Braun & Esteves
synonyms: Pilocereus K.Schum., Pseudopilocereus Buxb.

Tribe Hylocereeae[edit]

synonyms: Aporocactus Lem., Aporocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.), Bonifazia Standl. & Steyerm., Chiapasia Britton & Rose, Disisocactus Kunze (orth. var.), Disocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.), Heliocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose, Lobeira Alexander, Mediocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.), Nopalxochia Britton & Rose, Pseudonopalxochia Backeb., Trochilocactus Linding., Wittia K.Schum., Wittiocactus Rauschert
Epiphyllum anguliger
synonyms: Phyllocactus Link, Phyllocereus Miq.
  • Hylocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose – nightblooming cactus
synonyms: Wilmattea Britton & Rose
synonyms: Cryptocereus Alexander, Deamia Britton & Rose, Marniera Backeb., Mediocactus Britton & Rose, Strophocactus Britton & Rose, Strophocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.)
synonyms: Eccremocactus Britton & Rose, Eccremocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.), Werckleocereus Britton & Rose

Tribe Notocacteae[edit]

synonyms: Pilocopiapoa F.Ritter
Eriosyce esmeraldana
synonyms: Ceratistes Labour. (nom. inval.), Chileniopsis Backeb., Chileocactus Fric (nom. inval.), Chileorebutia Fric (nom. inval.), Chiliorebutia Fric (orth. var.), Delaetia Backeb., Dracocactus Y.Itô (nom. inval.), Euporteria Kreuz. & Buining, Hildmannia Kreuz. & Buining, Horridocactus Backeb., Islaya Backeb., Neochilenia Backeb. ex Dölz, Neoporteria Britton & Rose, Neoporteria Backeb., Neotanahashia Y.Itô, Nichelia Bullock (nom. inval.), Pyrrhocactus (A.Berger) A.W.Hill, Rodentiophila F.Ritter ex Backeb., Thelocephala Y.Itô
synonyms: Philippicereus Backeb.
synonyms: Acanthocephala Backeb., Brasilicactus Backeb., Brasiliparodia F.Ritter, Brasilocactus Fric (nom. inval.), Chrysocactus Y.Itô (nom. inval.), Dactylanthocactus Y.Itô, Eriocactus Backeb., Eriocephala Backeb., Friesia Fric (nom. inval.), Hickenia Britton & Rose, Malacocarpus Salm-Dyck, Microspermia Fric, Neohickenia Fric, Notocactus (K.Schum.) Fric, Sericocactus Y.Itô, Wigginsia D.M.Porter

Tribe Pachycereeae[edit]

synonyms: Dendrocereus Britton & Rose, Monvillea Britton & Rose
synonyms: Bergerocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.)
Carnegiea gigantea
synonyms: Haseltonia Backeb., Neodawsonia Backeb., Pilocereus Lem.
synonym: Corryocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.), Erdisia Britton & Rose, Eulychnocactus Backeb. (nom. inval.)
synonyms: Morangaya G.D.Rowley, Wilcoxia Britton & Rose
synonyms: Neoabbottia Britton & Rose
[= Myrtillocactus × Bergerocactus]
synonyms: Myrtillocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.)
Pachycereus pringlei
synonyms: Pseudomitrocereus Bravo & Buxb., Rooksbya Backeb.
[= Pachycereus × Bergerocactus]
synonyms: Backebergia Bravo, Lemaireocereus Britton & Rose, Lophocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose, Marginatocereus (Backeb.) Backeb., Mitrocereus (Backeb.) Backeb., Pterocereus T.MacDoug. & Miranda
synonyms: Cullmannia Distefano, Neoevansia W.T.Marshall, Nyctocereus (A.Berger) Britton & Rose
synonyms: Chichipia Backeb. (nom. inval.), Heliabravoa Backeb.
synonyms: Hertrichocereus Backeb., Isolatocereus Backeb., Isolatocereus (Backeb.) Backeb., Machaerocereus Britton & Rose, Marshallocereus Backeb., Neolemaireocereus Backeb., Rathbunia Britton & Rose, Ritterocereus Backeb.

Tribe Rhipsalideae[edit]

Hatiora salicornioides
synonyms: Epiphyllopsis Backeb. & F.M.Knuth, Hariota DC., Pseudozygocactus Backeb., Rhipsalidopsis Britton & Rose
synonyms: Acanthorhipsalis (K.Schum.) Britton & Rose, Acanthorhipsalis Kimnach, Pfeiffera Salm-Dyck
synonyms: Cassytha Mill., Erythrorhipsalis A.Berger, Hariota Adans., Lymanbensonia Kimnach
synonyms: Epiphyllanthus A.Berger, Epiphyllum Pfeiff., Opuntiopsis Knebel (nom. inval.), Zygocactus K.Schum., Zygocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.)

Tribe Trichocereeae[edit]

synonyms: Spinicalycium Fric (nom. inval.)
synonyms: Akersia Buining, Bolivicereus Cárdenas, Borzicactella H.Johnson ex F.Ritter, Borzicactus Riccob, Borzicereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.), Cephalocleistocactus F.Ritter, Cleistocereus Fric & Kreuz. (orth. var.), Clistanthocereus Backeb., Demnosa Fric, Gymnanthocereus Backeb., Hildewintera F.Ritter, Loxanthocereus Backeb., Maritimocereus Akers, Pseudoechinocereus Buining (nom. inval.), Seticereus Backeb., Seticleistocactus Backeb., Winteria F.Ritter, Winterocereus Backeb.
synonyms: Acantholobivia Backeb., Acanthopetalus Y.Itô, Andenea Fric (nom. inval.), Aureilobivia Fric, nom. inval., Chamaecereus Britton & Rose, Chamaelobivia Y. Itô (nom. inval.), Cinnabarinea Fric ex F.Ritter, Echinolobivia Y.Itô (nom. inval.), Echinonyctanthus Lem., Furiolobivia Y.Itô (nom. inval.), Helianthocereus Backeb, Heterolobivia Y.Itô (nom. inval.), Hymenorebulobivia Fric (nom. inval.), Hymenorebutia Fric ex Buining, Leucostele Backeb., Lobirebutia Fric (nom. inval.), Lobivia Britton & Rose, Lobiviopsis Fric (nom. inval.), Megalobivia Y.Itô (nom. inval.), Mesechinopsis Y.Itô, Neolobivia Y.Itô, Pilopsis Y.Itô (nom. inval.), Pseudolobivia (Backeb.) Backeb., Rebulobivia Fric (nom. inval.), Salpingolobivia Y.Itô, Scoparebutia Fric & Kreuz. ex Buining, Setiechinopsis (Backeb.) de Haas, Soehrensia Backeb., Trichocereus (A.Berger) Riccob.
synonyms: Binghamia Britton & Rose, Pseudoespostoa Backeb., Thrixanthocereus Backeb.,
synonyms: Gerocephalus F.Ritter
synonyms: Zehntnerella Britton & Rose
Gymnocalycium moserianum
synonyms: Brachycalycium Backeb.
synonyms: Floresia Krainz & F.Ritter ex Backeb. (nom. inval.), Haageocactus Backeb. (nom. inval.), Lasiocereus F.Ritter, Neobinghamia Backeb., Peruvocereus Akers
[= Haageocereus × Espostoa]
synonyms: Eriocereus (A.Berger) Riccob., Roseocereus Backeb.
synonyms: Eomatucana F.Ritter
synonyms: Arequipa Britton & Rose, Arequipiopsis Kreuz. & Buining, Morawetzia Backeb., Submatucana Backeb.
Rebutia flavistyla
synonyms: Aylostera Speg., Bridgesia Backeb., Cylindrorebutia Fric & Kreuz., Digitorebutia Fric & Kreuz., Echinorebutia Fric (nom. inval.), Eurebutia Fric (nom. inval.), Gymnantha Y.Itô, Mediolobivia Backeb., Mediorebutia Fric (nom. inval.), Neogymnantha Y.Itô, Reicheocactus Backeb., Setirebutia Fric & Kreuz. (nom. inval.), Spegazzinia Backeb., Sulcorebutia Backeb., Weingartia Werderm.
synonyms: Meyenia Backeb.

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