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Kadenicarpus Doweld in Sukkulenty 1: 22. 1998 sec. Vázquez-Sánchez & al. 2019
  • =Turbinicarpus subg. Kadenicarpus (Doweld) D.Donati, Revis. Tasson. Gen. Turbinicarpus: 21. 2003 syn. sec. Vázquez-Sánchez & al. 2019


Revised by David Aquino


Systematics: Kadenicarpus is a monophyletic genus, strongly supported and is resolved as sister to the clade composed of Ariocarpus and Turbinicarpus (Vázquez-Sánchez & al. 2019). Anatomically it shares with Turbinicarpus the presence of prismatic crystals in the hypodermis and differs from it by the presence of xylem fibers in cortical bundles (De la Rosa-Tilapa & al. 2019). Three species and four subspecies are recognized, of which Kadenicarpus pseudomacrochele is the species with more morphological variation (See treatment).
Key literature: Recent treatments by De la Rosa-Tilapa & al. (2019), and Vázquez-Sánchez & al. (2019).A

Taxon standing

Category A. The genus is monophyletic based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study, and a phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published.B


A. Aquino, D. 2021: Revisions of Epithelantha, Kadenicarpus, Rapicactus, Turbinicarpus – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270
B. Vázquez-Sánchez, Sánchez, D., Terrazas, T., De La Rosa-Tilapa, A. & Arias, S. 2019: Polyphyly of the iconic cactus genus Turbinicarpus (Cactaceae) and its generic circumscription. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 190(4): 405-420