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Weberocereus Britton & Rose in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 431. 1909 sec. Korotkova & al. 2017
  • =Eccremocereus Frič & Kreuz. in Kreuzinger, Verzeichnis Amer. Sukk. Rev. Syst. Kakteen: 17. 1935, nom. illeg., syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Compiled by Nadja Korotkova


Phylogenetics: Weberocereus was newly circumscribed by Korotkova & al. (2017) based on the results of their phylogenetic study. Therein, Weberocereus was depicted as polyphyletic, a clade containing five species, including W. tunilla ― the type species ― was supported with 1 PP, 82% MLBS, 80% JK, but W. glaber and W. tonduzii were resolved at different positions within the Selenicereus/Hylocereus clade and are therefore excluded from Weberocereus.A

Taxon standing

Category A: The genus is monophyletic based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study, and a phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published.B


A. Korotkova, N. 2021: Revisions of Deamia, Disocactus, Epiphyllum, Hatiora, Kimnachia, Lepismium, Leuenbergeria, Lymanbensonia, Pereskia, Pfeiffera, Pseudorhipsalis, Rhipsalidopsis, Rhipsalis, Schlumbergera, Selenicereus, Strophocactus, Weberocereus, and various other names. In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 250-270
B. Korotkova, N., Borsch, T. & Arias, S. 2017: A phylogenetic framework for the Hylocereeae (Cactaceae) and implications for the circumscription of the genera. – Phytotaxa 327(1): 1-46