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Copiapoa echinoides (Lem. ex Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose

Place of Publication

Cactaceae 3: 88, fig.100 (1922)


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  • 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.


  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 40
  • Hunt (2013): 331.2




Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

Distribution and habitat

Coastal hills along the coast north of Huasco and upto 50 km inland. Lomas vegetation from sea level to 500 m.

Conservation status

  • Near Threatened


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