Lymanbensonia Kimnach in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 56: 101. 1984 sec. Korotkova & al. 2010
  • =Acanthorhipsalis Kimnach in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 55: 177. 1983, nom. illeg., syn. sec. Korotkova & al. 2010



Segregated from Acanthorhipsalis (Kimnach 1984), but otherwise either assigned to Lepismium (Barthlott 1987; Barthlott & Taylor 1995; Anderson 2001, 2005) or to Pfeiffera (Hunt 2006). The molecular phylogenetic study of Korotkova & al. (2010) unexpectedly found the three species now assigned to Lymanbensonia to represent a highly supported isolated clade distant from either Lepismium or Pfeiffera. As this new clade contained the nomenclatural type of Lymanbensonia, this generic name was reinstated.A
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(2): 250-270