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Micropuntia Daston in Amer. Midl. Naturalist 36: 661. 1946 sec. Majure & al. 20191 wfo-4000024194
  • Grusonia subg. Micropuntia (Daston) Stuppy in Succ. Pl. Res. 6: 48. 2002 syn. sec. Majure & al. 20191 wfo-3500004046
    • Type: Micropuntia brachyrhopalica Daston
  • 1. Majure, L.C., Baker, M. A., Cloud-Hughes, M.A., Salywon, A. & Neubig, K.M. 2019: Phylogenomics in Cactaceae: a case study using the chollas sensu lato (Cylindropuntieae, Opuntioideae) reveals a common pattern out of the Chihuahuan/Sonoran desert. – American Journal of Botany 106: 1-19

Taxon standing

Category B. The genus is monophyletic based on phylogenetic studies that support the clade based on a sufficiently dense or even complete sampling, or support a monotypic genus as a distinct lineage, but do not provide a new taxonomic treatment at the species level. In many cases, older classical taxonomic synopses or a monographic treatment exist for these genera providing a reliable assessment of the species included.


Revised by Lucas C. Majure