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Copiapoa calderana F. Ritter subsp. calderana

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Copiapoa >
  3. Family: Cactaceae

Place of Publication

Cactus 65: 197 (1959)



  • Hunt (2013): 328.4
  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 32a




    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    This subspecies has a distribution from coastal distribution from Chañaral to Caldera where it is found from sea level to 1000 m above sea level.


    Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


    • Ritter (1959b)

      Ritter, F. 1959. Copiapoa nouveaux du Chili. Cactus, Paris XIV. 65:127-128

    • 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.

    • Señoret Espinosa & Acosta Ramos (2013)

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