Eriosyce

Eriosyce

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Synonymy

Eriosyce Phil. in Anales Univ. Chile 41: 721. 1872 sec. Hunt (2006)
  • =Pyrrhocactus A.Berger, Kakteen: 215, 345. 1929 syn. sec. Hunt (2006)
  • =Rimacactus Mottram in Bradleya 19: 75. 2001 syn. sec. Hunt (2006)

Notes

The diminutive Eriosyce laui Lüthy from North Chile has been found to differ morphologically from the remaining taxa of Eriosyce s.l. by Nyffeler & Eggli (1997), and was subsequently segregated as the monotypic genus Rimacactus. As long as this segregation is not backed up by molecular data, it appears premature to accept the genus. Recent treatments by Kattermann (1994) and Hoffmann & Walter (2005; Chile).