The Cactoideae are the largest subfamily of the cactus family, Cactaceae. Around 80% of cactus species belong to this subfamily.[1] As of August 2018, the internal classification of the family Cactaceae remained uncertain and subject to change. A classification incorporating many of the insights from the molecular studies was produced by Nyffeler and Eggli in 2010.[2]

Warzenkaktus - Mammillaria elongata.JPG
Mammillaria elongata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae

Tribes and GeneraEdit


  1. ^ Arthur C. Gibson, Park S. Nobel (11 October 1990). The Cactus Primer. Harvard University Press. p. 23. ISBN 9780674089914.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Nyffeler, R. & Eggli, U. (2010). "A farewell to dated ideas and concepts: molecular phylogenetics and a revised suprageneric classification of the family Cactaceae". Schumannia. 6: 109–149. doi:10.5167/uzh-43285.