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Epiphyllum Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ.: 197. 1812 sec. Korotkova & al. 2017
  • =Phyllocereus Miq. in Bull. Sci. Phys. Nat. Néerl. 1839: 112. 1839, nom. illeg., syn. sec. Korotkova & al. 2017


Compiled by Nadja Korotkova

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.A


Phylogenetics: Newly circumscribed based on the results of the phylogenetic study of Korotkova & al. (2017). They found a highly supported core Epiphyllum clade including the type species and also E. chrysocardium which used to be included in Selenicereus (Bauer 2003; Hunt 2006).B


A. Korotkova, N., Borsch, T. & Arias, S. 2017: A phylogenetic framework for the Hylocereeae (Cactaceae) and implications for the circumscription of the genera. – Phytotaxa 327(1): 1-46
B. Korotkova, N. 2021: Revisions of Deamia, Disocactus, Epiphyllum, Hatiora, Kimnachia, Lepismium, Leuenbergeria, Lymanbensonia, Pereskia, Pfeiffera, Pseudorhipsalis, Rhipsalidopsis, Rhipsalis, Schlumbergera, Selenicereus, Strophocactus, Weberocereus, and various other names. In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 250-270