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Copiapoa humilis (Hoxey) Helmut Walter & Larridon

Place of Publication

Amer. J. Bot. 102: 1516 (2015)



  • 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.

  • Larridon et al. (2015)

    Larridon, I , Walter, H , Guerrero, P , Duarte, M , Cisternas, M , Peña, C , Bauters, K , Asselman, P , Goetghebeur, P and Samain, M.-S 2015. An integrative approach to understanding the evolution and diversity of Copiapoa (Cactaceae), a threatened endemic Chilean genus from the Atacama Desert. American Journal of Botany. 102. 1506-1520.


  • Hoxey (2004): Figs. 19-25




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.