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Copiapoa calderana subsp. atacamensis (Middled.) D.R.Hunt

Place of Publication

Cactaceae Syst. Init. 13: 12 (2002)



  • Schulz & Kapitany (1996)

    Schulz , R. and Kapitany, A. 1996. Copiapoa in their environment: Chañaral to El Cobre. Quarto 176 pp.

  • Hunt (2002)

    Hunt, D.R. 2002. In Hunt, D. & Taylor, N. (eds.) Notulae Systematicae Lexicon Cactacearum Spectantes I, Cactaceae Systematics Initiatives 13:12-15

  • 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

  • Señoret Espinosa & Acosta Ramos (2013)

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


  • Hunt (2013): 328.3
  • Schulz & Kapitany (1996): P187, P188, P221
  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 32b




Desert and Desert fog oasis

Distribution and habitat

From Antofagasta to the south of Blanco Encalada, in the Botija Valley, on coastal hills. The population survives due to the fog oasis effect.