The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Cactaceae

Copiapoa humilis subsp. australis P.Hoxey

Place of Publication

Brit. Cact. Succ. J. 22(1): 39 (38-41; figs. 19-24) (2004)

References

  • Hoxey (2004)

    Hoxey, P. 2004. Some notes on Copiapoa humilis and the description of a new subspecies. British Cactus & Succulent Journal 22(1):29-42

  • Señoret Espinosa & Acosta Ramos (2013)

    Señoret Espinosa, E. and Acosta Ramos, J.P. 2013. Guía de Campo. Cactáceas Nativas de Chile. CORMA 247 pp.

Iconography

  • Hoxey (2004): Figs. 19-25

Regions

Atacama

Habitat

Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

Distribution and habitat

Only known from the type locality in province Atacama in the vicinity of Huasco at 1000 m above sea level. It grows on gently sloping to flat ground among small rocks and stones and is associated with other cacti including Copiapoa fielderiana.