The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Copiapoa fiedleriana (K.Schum.) Backeb.

Place of Publication

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



  • 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.


  • Hunt (2013): 331.4




Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

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 cacti species - Eriosyce villosa, Eriosyce napina, Eulycbnia acida and Echinopsis coquimbana.

Conservation status

  • Endangered B1ab(iii,v)


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