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Weingartia Werderm. in Kakteenkunde 1937: 20, 21. 1937 sec. Kiesling & al. 2014
  • =Cintia Kníže & Říha in Kaktusy (Brno) 31: 37. 1995 syn. sec. Kiesling & al. 2014
  • =Gymnorebutia Doweld in Sukkulenty 4(1-2): 24. 2002 ["2001"] syn. sec. Kiesling & al. 2014


Revised by Urs Eggli


Phylogenetics: Weingartia and Sulcorebutia used to be merged in Rebutia, e.g. by Barthlott & Hunt (1993), Anderson (2001), and Hunt (2006), but were recognized by Anderson (2005). The Rebutia s.l. assemblage was found highly polyphyletic by Ritz & al. (2007), and was shown to be separated into three well supported clades. One of these clades comprises species of Weingartia, Sulcorebutia and Cintia and includes the nomenclatural type of Weingartia. Ritz & al. (2007) suggested that all three could be merged into a single genus, for which Weingartia is the oldest name.A

Taxon standing

Category B. The genus is monophyletic based on phylogenetic studies that support the clade based on a sufficiently dense or even complete sampling, or support a monotypic genus as a distinct lineage, but do not provide a new taxonomic treatment at the species level. In many cases, older classical taxonomic synopses or a monographic treatment exist for these genera providing a reliable assessment of the species included.


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