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Backebergia Bravo in Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 24: 230. 1954 sec. Franco-Estrada & al. 2021

Taxon standing

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. A


Backebergia was accepted as a monotypic genus for B. militaris by Guzmán-Cruz et al. (2003). Its distinct phylogenetic status was confirmed by the results of Franco-Estrada & al. (2021), where Pachycereus militaris was resolved as sister to the clade of Marshallocereus + (Pterocereus + Lophocereus).B


A. Franco-Estrada, D., Sánchez, D., Terrazas, T. & Arias, S. 2021: Phylogenetic analysis of Peniocereus (Cactaceae, Echinocereeae) based on five chloroplast DNA markers. – Brazilian Journal of Botany 44(4): 903-916
B. Korotkova, N. 2022+: Updates to the Cactaceae checklist. - Published online at