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Aloinopsis Schwantes in Z. Sukkulentenk. 2: 177. 1926 sec. Hartmann 20171 wfo-4000001346
  • Acaulon N.E.Br. in J. Bot. 66: 76. 1928, nom. illeg. syn. sec. Hartmann 20171 wfo-4000000176
  • Aistocaulon Poelln. ex H.Jacobsen, Succ. Pl.: 123. 1935, nom. illeg. syn. sec. Hartmann 20171 wfo-4000001046
    • Nametype: Aloinopsis aloides (Haw.) Schwantes
  • 1. Hartmann, H. E. K. 2017 – In: Hartmann, H. E. K., Illustrated handbook of succulent plants. Aizoaceae, ed. 2. – Berlin: Springer


The Aloinopsis clade includes several small genera (ranging from one to six species), i.e. Aloinopsis, Deilanthe, Nananthus, Prepodesma, Rabiea, Pleiospilos and Tanquana (Klak & al. 2013). The group is found outside the winter-rainfall region of South Africa. The status and generic placement of numerous species in this group has been subject to many changes. For example, the monotypic Prepodesma has been included in five different genera by different taxonomic treatments. Aloinopsis, Nananthus and Rabiea are particularly poorly known in terms of species delimitation.A,B


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-Bazán, 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.
B. Klak, C., Hanáček, P. & Bruyns, P. V. 2013: A phylogenetic hypothesis for the recently diversified Ruschieae (Aizoaceae) in southern Africa. – Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69: 1005-1020.