Xiquexique frewenii

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Xiquexique frewenii

Xiquexique frewenii (Zappi & N.P.Taylor) Lavor & Calvente in PlantNow 1(2): 64. 2020 sec. Lavor & al. 20201
  • Pilosocereus frewenii Zappi & N.P.Taylor in Bradleya 29: 132–136, 131. 2011 syn. sec. Lavor & al. 20201
  • Xiquexique frewenii (Zappi & N.P.Taylor) Zappi & N.P.Taylor in Phytotaxa 470: 256. 2020, nom. illeg., syn. sec. Versieux & Calvente 20213,2
  • 1. Lavor, P., Versieux, L.M. & Calvente, A. 2020: Phylogenetic relationships of Pilosocereus (Cactaceae) and taxonomic implications. – PlantNow 1(2): 52–70, 2. ICN Art. 6.3 Note 2; Turland, N.J., Wiersema, J.H., Barrie, F.R., Greuter, W., Hawksworth, D.L., Herendeen, P.S., Knapp, S., Kusber, W.-H., Li, D.-Z., Marhold, K., May, T.W., McNeill, J., Monro, A.M., Prado, J., Price, M.J. & Smith, G.F. (eds.) 2018: International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Shenzhen Code), adopted by the Nineteenth International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China, July 2017. Regnum Vegetabile 159. – Glashütten: Koeltz Botanical Books, 3. Versieux, L.M. & Calvente, A. 2021: A nomenclatural note on the name Xiquexique frewenii (Cactaceae). – Phytotaxa 521(2): 121-122. http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.521.2.6


It is remarkable by the small and magenta flower, in contrast with other related Xiquexique species. Accesions have been sampled in phylogenetic studies (Romeiro-Brito et al. 2023), supported with high support as sister of X. gounellei subsp. zehntneri.A

Distribution (Area)

Minas Gerais native

Distribution (General)

It is a microendemic species from Brazil, occuring exclusively on limestone outcrops in Minas Gerais.


Köhler, M. 2021: Revisions of Airampoa, Brasiliopuntia, Opuntia, Salmonopuntia, Tacinga, Xiquexique. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.51.51208


A. Romeiro-Brito, M., Khan, G., Perez, M.F., Zappi, D. C., Taylor, N.P., Olsthoorn, G., Franco, F.F. & Moraes, E.M.: Revisiting phylogeny, systematics, and biogeography of a Pleistocene radiation. – American Journal of Botany, ser. 3, 110: 1-17, e16134. http://doi.org/10.1002/ajb2.16134