Backebergia

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Backebergia

Backebergia Bravo in Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 24: 230. 1954 sec. Franco-Estrada & al. 20211 wfo-4000003851
  • Cephalocereus subg. Mitrocereus Backeb. in Blätt. Kakteenf. 1938(6): 17. 1938 syn. sec. ??? wfo-3500004018
  • Mitrocereus (Backeb.) Backeb. in Cactaceae (Berlin) 1941(2): 77. 1942 syn. sec. ??? wfo-4000024446
    • Nametypes: Backebergia chrysomallus (Lem.) Bravo; Mitrocereus chrysomallus (Lem.) Backeb.
  • 1. Franco-Estrada, D., Sánchez, D., Terrazas, T. & Arias, S. 2021: Phylogenetic analysis of Peniocereus (Cactaceae, Echinocereeae) based on five chloroplast DNA markers. – Brazilian Journal of Botany 44(4): 903-916. 10.1007/s40415-021-00774-0

Notes

Backebergia was accepted as a monotypic genus for B. militaris by Guzmán-Cruz et al. (2003). Its distinct phylogenetic status was confirmed by the results of Franco-Estrada & al. (2021), where Pachycereus militaris was resolved as sister to the clade of Marshallocereus + (Pterocereus + Lophocereus).A,B,C

Taxon standing

Category A. The genus is highly supported as a distinct lineage and its monotypic status based on a complete or very comprehensive phylogenetic study, and a phylogeny-based taxonomic synopsis was published. A

Bibliography

A. Franco-Estrada, D., Sánchez, D., Terrazas, T. & Arias, S. 2021: Phylogenetic analysis of Peniocereus (Cactaceae, Echinocereeae) based on five chloroplast DNA markers. – Brazilian Journal of Botany 44(4): 903-916. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40415-021-00774-0
B. Guzmán Cruz, L. U., Arias, S. & Dávila, P. 2003: Catálogo de Cactáceas Mexicanas. – Mexico, D. F.: Universidad National Autónoma de México & CONABIO
C. Korotkova, N. 2022+: Updates to the Cactaceae checklist. - Published online at caryophyllales.org/cactaceae/