Pterocereus in Ceiba 4: 135. 1954 sec. Franco-Estrada & al. 2021
- Type: Pterocereus foetidus
Pterocereus was segregated from Pachycereus by Franco-Estrada & al. (2021) based on their phylogenetic results. It was resolved as sister to Lophocereus.A
Category A. The genus is highly supported as a distinct lineage and its monotypic status based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study, and a phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published.B
A. Sánchez, D. & Arias, S. 2022: Updates to the Cactaceae species-level checklist for the genera Peniocereus, Pachycereus, Backebergia and Pterocereus. – Published online at https://caryophyllales.org/cactaceae/Checklist.