Brasiliopuntia

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Brasiliopuntia

Brasiliopuntia (K.Schum.) A.Berger, Entwicklungslin. Kakt.: 17, 18, 94. 1926 sec. Köhler 20211 wfo-4000005333
  • Opuntia subg. Brasiliopuntia K.Schum., Gesamtbeschr. Kakt.: 655. 1897–1899 syn. sec. Hernández-Ledesma & al. 20152 wfo-3500004021
    • Nametype: Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis (Willd.) A.Berger
  • 1. Köhler, M. 2021: Revisions of Airampoa, Brasiliopuntia, Opuntia, Salmonopuntia, Tacinga, Xiquexique. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270. 10.3372/wi.51.51208, 2. 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. 10.3372/wi.45.45301
  • =Mortolopuntia Guiggi in Cactology 5 (Suppl. I): 1. 2015 syn. sec. Korotkova 20213 wfo-4000042717
  • 3. Korotkova, N. 2021: Revisions of Deamia, Disocactus, Epiphyllum, Hatiora, Kimnachia, Lepismium, Leuenbergeria, Lymanbensonia, Pereskia, Pfeiffera, Pseudorhipsalis, Rhipsalidopsis, Rhipsalis, Schlumbergera, Selenicereus, Strophocactus, Weberocereus, and various other names. In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 250-270. 10.3372/wi.51.51208

Notes

Originally monotypic with B. brasiliensis. Majure & al. (2012) found good support for a sister-group relation of Opuntia schickendantzii F.A.C.Weber, and transferred this species to Brasiliopuntia (Majure & Puente 2014). Köhler & al. (2020) found strong support for a sister-relationship of Brasiliopuntia + Tacinga Britton & Rose.A,B,C,D

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.

Acknowledgments

Revised by Matias Köhler

Bibliography

A. Köhler, M. 2021: Revisions of Airampoa, Brasiliopuntia, Opuntia, Salmonopuntia, Tacinga, Xiquexique. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270. https://doi.org/10.3372/wi.51.51208
B. Köhler, M., Reginato, M., Souza-Chies, T.T. & Majure, L.C. 2020: Insights into chloroplast genome evolution across Opuntioideae (Cactaceae) reveals robust yet sometimes conflicting phylogenetic topologies. – Frontiers in Plant Science 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00729
C. Majure, L.C. & R.Puente 2014: Phylogenetic relationships and morphological evolution in Opuntia s. str. and closely related members of tribe Opuntieae. – Succulent Plant Research 8: 9-30
D. Majure, L.C., Puente, R., Griffith, M.P., Judd, W.S., Soltis, P.S. & Soltis, D.E. 2012: Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. – American Journal of Botany 99(5): 847-864. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1100375