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Neowerdermannia Frič in Kaktusář 1: 85. 1930 sec. Hunt 20061 wfo-4000025890
      Type: Neowerdermannia vorwerkii Frič
  • 1. Hunt, D.R. 2006: The New Cactus Lexicon. – Milborne Port: dh books


Both species of this genus were sampled in two different phylogenetic analyses with different overall sampling. Neowerdermannia vorwerkii was found weakly supported (71% MLBS / 51% BS) as sister to Eriosyce aurata + E. islayensis by Hernández-Hernández & al. (2011). Neowerdermannia chilensis was found weakly supported as sister to Yavia and the two as sister to Rimacactus; the clade of Neowerdermannia, Yavia and Rimacactus was found as sister to Parodia, not close to Eriosyce aurata or E. islayensis. Hence, the monophyly of Neowerdermannia and its exact relationship to Eriosyce and Parodia still need to be established.A,B

Taxon standing

Category D. The genus is polyphyletic, paraphyletic or nested in another genus.


A. Hernández-Hernández, T., Hernández, H.M., De-Nova, J. A., Puente, R., Eguiarte, L.E. & Magallón, S. 2011: Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of growth form in Cactaceae (Caryophyllales, Eudicotyledoneae). – American Journal of Botany 98(1): 44-61.
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.