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Borzicactus Riccob. in Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Palermo 8: 261. 1909 sec. Hunt 2016
  • =Borzicereus Frič & Kreuz. in Kreuzinger, Verzeichnis Amer. Sukk. Rev. Syst. Kakteen: 39. 1935, nom. illeg., syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
  • =Maritimocereus Akers & Buining in Succulenta (Netherlands) 1950: 49. 1950 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
  • =Maritinocereus Akers & Buining in Succulenta (Netherlands) 1950: 49. 1950 syn. sec. Hunt 2016


Phylogenetics: Borzicactus is reinstated based on the results of Schlumpberger & Renner (2012). Its circumscription has been the subject of some debate, as summarized by Bregman (1992). The exact delimitation of Borzicactus and the genera currently included or considered related to it is still unclear.A

Taxon standing

Category E. No assessment of monophyly has yet been possible, because only a few species were sampled or no phylogenetic study has been conducted so far.


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