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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Pelecyphora
Species: P. aselliformis – P. strobiliformis



  • Homotypic
    • Ariocarpus sect. Pelecyphora (Ehrenb.) Halda, Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 5(1): 38. 1998.
    • Ariocarpus subg. Pelecyphora (Ehrenb.) Halda, Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 5(1): 37. 1998.
  • Heterotypic
    • Encephalocarpus A.Berger, Kakteen 331. 1929.


  • Butterworth C.A., Cota-Sanchez J.H. & Wallace R.S. 2002. Molecular systematics of tribe Cacteae (Cactaceae: Cactoideae): a phylogeny based on rpl16 intron sequence variation. Systematic Botany 27: 257–270 [1].
  • Ehrenberg, C.G. 1843. Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 1: 737.
  • USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Pelecyphora in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Hilakaktukset
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