New combination - Cochemiea macdougallii (Alexander) P. B. Breslin et Majure

Info 021 - May 17, 2023

A paper by Breslin, Wojciechowski and Majure with the conclusions of molecular phylogenetic analyses of the Mammilloid clade was published in the journal Taxon in 2021. This work included, among other things, the publication of the combination of the species Ortegocactus macdougallii into the genus Cochemiea.

New combination: Cochemiea macdougallii (Alexander) P. B. Breslin et Majure, Taxon 70(2): 319 (2021).

Basyonym: Ortegocactus macdougallii Alexander, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 33: 39, fig. 17, 18 (1961).

Details can be found in:
Breslin, P. B., Wojciechowski, M. F., & Majure, L. C. (2021): Molecular phylogeny of the Mammilloid clade (Cactaceae) resolves the monophyly of Mammillaria. Taxon, 70(2), 308-323.


Breslin, P. B., Wojciechowski, M. F., & Majure, L. C. (2022): Remarkably rapid, recent diversification of Cochemiea and Mammillaria in the Baja California, Mexico region. American Journal of Botany 109(9):1472-1487.