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The status, affinity, scope or nomenclature of this taxon is disputed.

Please see discussion on the talk page.


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Echinocereeae
Genus: Backebergia
Species: B. militaris



Backebergia Bravo, Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 24: 230. (1954) sec. Franco-Estrada & al. (2021)


  • Heterotypic
    • Cephalocereus subg. Mitrocereus Backeb. in Blätt. Kakteenf. 1938(6): 17. (1938)
    • Mitrocereus (Backeb.) Backeb. in Cactaceae (Berlin) 1941(2): 77. {1942)
      • Type: Backebergia chrysomallus (Lem.) Bravo
      • Type: Mitrocereus chrysomallus (Lem.) Backeb.

Note: The correct name for this taxon is Mitrocereus (Backeb.) Backeb. in Cactaceae (Berlin) 1941(2): 77. {1942) Art 11 and Backebergia is therefore nom. superfl.