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Copiapoa ahremephiana N.P. Taylor & G.J. Charles

Place of Publication

Cactaceae Syst. Inst. 13: 15 (2002)


  • Taylor & Charles (2002)

    Taylor, N.P. and Charles, G.J. 2002. Copiapoa: New species. Cactaceae Systematics Initiatives 13

  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004)

    Hoffmann J., A.E. and Walter M., H.E. 2004. Cactaceas en la Flora Silvestre de Chile, 2nd edition. Fundación Claudio Gay

  • Hunt (2013)

    Hunt, D. 2013. The New Cactus Lexicon (illustrations). dh books. Milborne Port, UK 527 pp.

  • Hunt (2016b)

    Hunt, D. 2016. CITES Cactaceae Checklist. Third Edition. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

  • Señoret Espinosa & Acosta Ramos (2013)

    Señoret Espinosa, E. and Acosta Ramos, J.P. 2013. Guía de Campo. Cactáceas Nativas de Chile. CORMA 247 pp.


  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 30
  • Hunt (2013): 328.1, 328.2




Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to the lower part of Botija Valley at elevations between sea level and 800 m. It forms part of the fog oasis formation in extremely dry areas with very low rainfall where it grows close to populations of Copiapoa atacamensis and Copiapoa solaris.

Conservation status

  • Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v)


This species forms compact clumps with up to 15 heads, each 50 cm in diameter.