Maihueniopsis in Anales Soc. Ci. Argent. 99: 86. 1925 sec. Ritz & al. (2012)
- Type: Maihueniopsis molfinoi
Griffith & Porter (2009) found Maihueniopsis polyphyletic based on a combined analysis of nuclear ITS and plastid trnL-F, but Ritz & al. (2012) found a monophyletic Maihueniopsis to be strongly supported by nuclear phyC and plastid trnK/matK. The reasons for these deviating results are discussed in detail by Ritz & al. (2012) and appear to result from peculiarities in the evolution of the ITS sequences used by Griffith & Porter that seem unsuitable to adequately represent phylogenetic relationships.