Punotia in Cactaceae Syst. Init. 25: 26. 2011 sec. Ritz & al. (2012)
- Type: Punotia lagopus
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.