Echinocereus Engelm., Mem. Tour N. Mexico: 91. 1848 sec. Sánchez & al. 2018
  • =Wilcoxia Britton & Rose in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 434. 1909 syn. sec. Hunt 2006



Phylogenetics: Phylogenetic analyses using cpDNA (Sánchez & al. 2014) showed the monophyly of Echinocereus but excluding E. pensilis J.A.Purpus. Echinocereus pensilis was segregated as the monotypic genus Morangaya G.D.Rowley as sister to Stenocereus (A.Berger) Riccob., Myrtillocactus Console, Escontria Rose, and Polaskia Backeb. The monophyly of Echinocereus has been corroborated by the analysis of morphological characters (Sánchez et al. 2015, 2018). Echinocereus is one of the most diverse lineages of the family and species delimitation is often challenging due to extreme morphological variation in some species complexes.A
A. Sánchez, D. 2021: Revisions of Echinocereus. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51(2): 250-270