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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: Maihueniopsis
Species: M. archiconoidea – M. clavarioides – M. crassispina – M. darwinii – M. domeykoensis – M. glomerata – M. grandiflora – M. minuta – M. nigrispina – M. ovata – M. subterranea – M. wagenknechtii

Maihueniopsis Speg., Anales Soc. Ci. Argent. 99: 86. 1925.
Type species: Maihueniopsis molfinoi Speg.


Tephrocactus subg. Maihueniopsis (Speg.) G.D.Rowley, Tephrocactus Study Group 12(3): 46. 2006.

Clavarioidia Frič & Schelle ex Kreuz., Verzeichnis Amer. Sukk. Revision Syst. Kakteen 41. 1935 [1], nom. inval.
Type species: Clavarioidia clavarioides (Pfeiff.) Kreuz., comb. inval.
Opuntia [infragen. unranked] Glomeratae Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact. 144. 1837, p.p.
Type species: non design.
Opuntia ser. Clavarioides Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 1: 72. 1919 [2].
Type species: Opuntia clavarioides Pfeiff.
Opuntia ser. Pentlandianae Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 1: 90. 1919 [3].
Type species: non design.
Pseudotephrocactus Frič & Schelle, in Frič, Akklimatisations und Versuchs-Garten. Bestellzettel [supplement]: [1]. 1933.
Type species: Opuntia ovata Pfeiff.
Puna R.Kiesling, Hickenia 1: 289. 1982.
Type species: Puna clavarioides (Pfeiff.) R.Kiesling


The spelling Maihuenopsis is sometimes seen. The spelling used in International Plant Names Index (IPNI) is followed here.


Spegazzini, C.L. 1925: Anales Soc. Ci. Argent. 99: 86
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Maihueniopsis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Maihueniopsis (from Greek opsis, "view", referring to its resemblance to the unrelated Maihuenia) is a genus of the cactus family (Cactaceae), containing 18 species.

The former genus Puna R.Kiesling is now synonym to Maihueniopsis.


Maihueniopsis archiconoidea F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis atacamensis (Phil.) F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis bonnieae (D.J.Ferguson & R.Kiesling) E.F.Anderson
Maihueniopsis camachoi (Espinosa) F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis clavarioides (Otto ex Pfeiff.) E.F.Anderson
Maihueniopsis colorea (F.Ritter) F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis crassispina F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis darwinii (Hensl.) F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis domeykoensis F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis glomerata (Haw.) R.Kiesling
Maihueniopsis grandiflora F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis minuta (Backeb.) R.Kiesling
Maihueniopsis nigrispina (K.Schum.) R.Kiesling
Maihueniopsis ovata (Pfeiff.) F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis rahmeri (Phil.) F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis subterranea (R.E.Fr.) E.F.Anderson
Maihueniopsis tarapacana (Phil.) F.Ritter
Maihueniopsis wagenknechtii F.Ritter

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