Brasiliopuntia, Entwicklungslin. Kakt.: 17, 18, 94. 1926 sec. Köhler 2021
- ≡Opuntia subg. Brasiliopuntia, Gesamtbeschr. Kakt.: 655. 1897–1899 syn. sec. Hernández-Ledesma & al. 2015
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.
Phylogenetics: Originally monotypic with B. brasiliensis. Majure & al. (2012) found good support for a sister-group relation of Opuntia schickendantzii F.A.C.Weber, and transferred this species to Brasiliopuntia (Majure & Puente, 2014). Köhler & al. (2020) found strong support for a sister-relationship of Brasiliopuntia + Tacinga Britton & Rose.A