Rauhocereus, Descr. Cact. Nov. 1: 5. 1957 ["1956"] sec. Hunt 2006
- Type: Rauhocereus riosaniensis
Monotypic; sampled by Hernández-Hernández & al. (2011), where it was unsupported sister to Espostoopsis and by Schlumpberger & Renner (2012), who found Rauhocereus as sister to Espostoa lanata with 100% MLBS support.A
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.
A. Korotkova, N., Aquino, D., Arias, S., Eggli, U., Franck, A.R., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guerrero, P.C., Hernández, H.M., Kohlbecker, A., Köhler, M., Luther, K., Majure, L.C., Metzing, D., Müller, A., Nyffeler, R., Sánchez, D., Schlumpberger, B.O. & Berendsohn, W. G. 2021: Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270