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Pereskiopsis Britton & Rose in Smithsonian Misc. Collect. 50: 331. 1907 sec. Hunt 20061 wfo-4000028720
      Type: Pereskiopsis brandegeei (K.Schum.) Britton & Rose
  • 1. Hunt, D.R. 2006: The New Cactus Lexicon. – Milborne Port: dh books


Pereskiopsis is monophyletic, and a member of Cylindropuntieae (Opuntieae). Quiabentia and Pereskiopsis are the only members of Opuntioideae with photosynthetically active leaves (Majure & al. 2019; Arias & al. 2012).A,B,C

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 Salvador Arias


A. Arias, S. 2021: Revisions of Acanthocereus, Aporocactus, Astrophytum, Bergerocactus, Cephalocereus, Disocactus, Marshallocereus, Nyctocereus, Pachycereus, Peniocereus, Pereskiopsis, Selenicereus, Stenocereus, Strophocactus. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270.
B. Arias, S., Gama López, S., Guzmán Cruz, L. U. & Vázquez-Benítez, B. 2012: Cactaceae. – In: Medina, L. R., Flora del Valle de Tehuacán-Cuicatlán 95. – México D. F.: Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
C. 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