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Copiapoa coquimbana (Rümpler) Britton & Rose

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

Place of Publication

Cactaceae 3: 87, pl.10. (1922)


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Conservation status

  • Least Concern


  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 37
  • Hunt (2013): 330.2


    Atacama and Coquimbo


    Desert and Coastal desert and semidesert

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to the Regions of Atacama and Coquimbo especially around the coastal towns of Coquimbo and La Serena in the province of Coquimbo. It has an altitudinal range of sea level to 1300 m in coastal lomas (lomas costeras) vegetation growing with Bulnesia chilensis, Colliguaja odorifera, Eulychnia breviflora ,Oxalis gigantea and Puya chilensis.


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


    • Britton & Rose (1922)

      Britton, N.L. and Rose, J.N 1922. The Cactaceae; descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family 3:1-255

    • 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.