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Punotia D.R.Hunt in Cactaceae Syst. Init. 25: 26. 2011 sec. Ritz & al. 20121
  • 1. Ritz, C.M., Reiker, J., Charles, G., Hoxey, P., Hunt, D.R., Lowry, M., Stuppy, W. & Taylor, N. P. 2012: Molecular phylogeny and character evolution in terete-stemmed Andean opuntias (Cactaceae-Opuntioideae). – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65(2): 668-681. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2012.07.027


Phylogenetics: The sole species of this recently segregated genus, P. lagopus, was formerly placed in Austrocylindropuntia, but was recovered as sister to the remaining species of Austrocylindropuntia and Cumulopuntia by Ritz & al. (2012). It differs from Austrocylindropuntia in several characters, especially its growth form as flat, extensive cushions.A

Taxon standing

Category A The genus is monophyletic or, if monotypic, highly supported as a separate lineage based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study. A phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published, usually together with the phylogenetic study or in a follow-up taxonomic paper by the same authors.


Austrocylindropuntiae et Cumulopuntiae valde ffine, habitu egregie, densissime pulvinformi, foliis occultis persistentibus, floribus vix exsertis dissimili.


A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazan, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
B. Hunt, D.R. 2011: Punotia gen. nov. – Cactaceae Systematics Initiatives 25: 26