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Samaipaticereus Cárdenas in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 24: 141. 1952 sec. Hunt 20061 wfo-4000033897
      Nametype: Samaipaticereus corroanus Cárdenas
  • 1. Hunt, D.R. 2006: The New Cactus Lexicon. – Milborne Port: dh books


Monotypic, sampled by Franck & al. (2013) and Schlumpberger & Renner (2012), and found in the Cleistocatus clade, closely related to Cleistocactus and Yungasocereus (amongst others).A,B,C

Taxon standing

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. Franck, A. R., Cochrane, B.J. & Garey, J.R. 2013: Phylogeny, biogeography, and infrageneric classification of Harrisia (Cactaceae). – Systematic Botany 38(1): 210-223.
B. 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 – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270.
C. Schlumpberger, B. & Renner, S. 2012: Molecular phylogenetics of Echinopsis (Cactaceae): Polyphyly at all levels and convergent evolution of pollination modes and growth forms. – American Journal of Botany 99(8): 1335-1349