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Copiapoa dealbata F. Ritter

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

Place of Publication

Cactus 63: 137 (1959)


Common names

  • Copiapoa de Carrizal


  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 38
  • Hunt (2013): 330.3, 330.4




    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Distributed along the coastline around Carrizal Bajo and towards Totoral with an altitudinal range of sea level to 700 m. Locally abundant in lomas vegetation of desert shrubland on sandy and rocky substrate


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


    • Ritter (1959a)

      Ritter, F. 1959. Expedition F.Ritter en Amerique du sud; Copiapoa nouveaux du Chili. Cactus, Paris XIV. 63:133-140

    • 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.