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Punotia D.R.Hunt in Cactaceae Syst. Init. 25: 26. 2011 sec. Ritz & al. 2012

Taxon standing

Category A The genus is monophyletic or, if monotypic, highly supported as a separate lineage based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study. A phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published, usually together with the phylogenetic study or in a follow-up taxonomic paper by the same authors.


Phylogenetics: The sole species of this recently segregated genus, P. lagopus, was formerly placed in Austrocylindropuntia, but was recovered as sister to the remaining species of Austrocylindropuntia and Cumulopuntia by Ritz & al. (2012). It differs from Austrocylindropuntia in several characters, especially its growth form as flat, extensive cushions.A


Austrocylindropuntiae et Cumulopuntiae valde ffine, habitu egregie, densissime pulvinformi, foliis occultis persistentibus, floribus vix exsertis dissimili.


A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383
B. Hunt, D.R. 2011: Punotia gen. nov. – Cactaceae Systematics Initiatives 25: 26