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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Copiapoa fiedleriana (K.Schum.) Backeb.

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

Place of Publication

Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth]: 280 (1936)


Conservation status

  • Endangered B1ab(iii,v)


  • Hunt (2013): 331.4
  • Regions



    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted distribution around the coastal town of Huasco between sea level and 600 m. A classic location is in Parque Nacional Llanos del Challe. Locally abundant in the lomas zone and growing with other catus species - Eriosyce villosa, Eriosyce napina, Eulycbnia acida and Echinopsis coquimbana.


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


    • Backeberg & Kunth (1936)

      Backeberg, C. and Kunth, K.M. 1936. Kaktus-ABC, en Haandbog for Fagfolk og Amatorer. Gyldendal, Copenhagen. 418 pp.

    • 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.