Kimnachia

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Kimnachia

Kimnachia S.Arias & N.Korotkova in Phytotaxa 327(1): 30. 2017 sec. Korotkova & al. 20171
  • 1. Korotkova, N., Borsch, T. & Arias, S. 2017: A phylogenetic framework for the Hylocereeae (Cactaceae) and implications for the circumscription of the genera. – Phytotaxa 327(1): 1-46. http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.327.1.1

Notes

Phylogenetics: In their phylogenetic study of the Hylocereeae, Korotkova et al. (2017) found Pseudorhipsalis ramulosa outside the Pseudorhipsalis clade with high confidence and have therefore proposed to establish a new monotypic genus Kimnachia for P. ramulosa.A

Taxon standing

Category A. The genus is monophyletic based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study, and a phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published.B

Diagnosis

Plants shrubby with pendent stems, stems dimorphic, differentiated into primary and secondary stems, primary stems terete, secondary stems flattened and broadened in the apical part, margins of flattened stem segments crenate or obtusely serrate, stems often suffused purple, especially when exposed to sunlight. Areoles inconspicuous, lacking spines. Flowers actinomorphic, 1–2 per areole, small (ca. 10–15 mm in diameter), pericarpel with small scales, floral tube inconspicuous, ca. 2–4 mm long, green to reddish brown, perianth whitish/yellowish, fruit globose, whitish. B

Acknowledgments

Compiled by Nadja Korotkova

Bibliography

A. 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. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.51.51208
B. Korotkova, N., Borsch, T. & Arias, S. 2017: A phylogenetic framework for the Hylocereeae (Cactaceae) and implications for the circumscription of the genera. – Phytotaxa 327(1): 1-46. http://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.327.1.1