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Tacinga Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 1: 39. 1919 sec. Hunt 2016


Revised by Matias Köhler


Phylogenetics: Tacinga have been repeatedly found out of the Opuntia s.str. clade (Griffith and Porter, 2009; Majure & al. 2012), and sister of Brasiliopuntia (Majure & al. 2012; Köhler & al. 2020).A
Key literature: Floristic monograph by Taylor & al. (2002) and Taylor & Zappi (2004)

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. Köhler, M. 2021: Revisions of Airampoa, Brasiliopuntia, Opuntia, Salmonopuntia, Tacinga. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270