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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Tephrocacteae
Genus: Austrocylindropuntia
Species: A. cylindrica – A. floccosa – A. pachypus – A. shaferi – A. subulata – A. vestita

Austrocylindropuntia Backeb., Blätt. Kakteenf. 6: 21 (1938)

Type species: Austrocylindropuntia exaltata (A.Berger) Backeb.


Opuntia sect. Austrocylindropuntia (Backeb.) Moran, Gentes Herb. 8(4): 326 (1953).
Andinopuntia Guiggi, Cactology 2(Suppl.): [1] (2011) PDF.
Type species: Andinopuntia floccosa (Salm-Dyck ex Winterfeld) Guiggi
Banfiopuntia Guiggi, Cactology 2(Suppl.): [1] (2011) PDF.
Type species: Banfiopuntia verschaffeltii (Cels ex F.A.C.Weber) Guiggi vide Tephrocactus verschaffeltii (Cels ex F.A.C.Weber) D.R.Hunt & Ritz
Opuntia ser. Floccosae Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 1: 84 (1919).
Type species: Opuntia floccosa Salm-Dyck ex Winterfeld
Opuntia ser. Subulatae Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 1: 75 (1919).
Type species: non design.
Opuntia ser. Vestitae Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 1: 71 (1919).
Type species: non design.
Peruviopuntia Guiggi, Cactology 2(Suppl.): [1] (2011) PDF.
Type species: Peruviopuntia pachypus (K.Schum.) Guiggi
Trichopuntia Guiggi, Cactology 2(Suppl.): [1] (2011) PDF.
Type species: Trichopuntia vestita (Salm-Dyck) Guiggi


Backeberg, C. 1938. Blätter für Kakteenforschung 1938(6): [21].
Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Austrocylindropuntia in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 4. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Austrocylindropuntia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
suomi: Etelänopuntiat

Austrocylindropuntia is a genus of cacti (family Cactaceae) with 11 recognized species, which were once included in the genus Opuntia. Some are native to South America.

Image Scientific name Distribution
Kaktus Mallorca 2008 PD 1.JPG Austrocylindropuntia cylindrica Ecuador (Azuay, Bolivar, Canar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Imbabura, Napo, Pichincha, Sucumbios, Tungurahua)
Austrocylindropuntia floccosa (8415020249).jpg Austrocylindropuntia floccosa Peru, Bolivia
Austrocylindropuntia hirschii Peru
Flor de Austrocylindropuntia lagopus.jpg Austrocylindropuntia lagopus Peru, Bolivia
Austrocylindropuntia pachypus.jpg Austrocylindropuntia pachypus Peru (Ancash, Lima)
Austrocylindropuntia punta-caillan Peru (Ancash)
Austrocylindropuntia shaferi Argentina (Jujuy)
Flickr - brewbooks - Cactus - Brooks Institute of Photography.jpg Austrocylindropuntia subulata Peru (Cusco, Lima, Puno )
Austrocylindropuntia verschaffeltii Argentina (Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta), Bolivia (La Paz, Oruro, Potosi), Chile (Antofagasta )
Austrocylindropuntia vestita fruits.jpg Austrocylindropuntia vestita Argentina, Bolivia
Austrocylindropuntia yanganucensis

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