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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Copiapoa humilis subsp. tenuissima (Hunt) Hunt

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



  • Hunt (2013): 332.3
  • Señoret Espinosa & Acosta Ramos (2013): p. 67




    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Restricted to south of Antofagasta along the coast close to Paposo on the way to Caleta El Cobre. It grows in very arid areas which are not exposed to the coastal fog (camanchaca). The habitat is also shared with Copiapoa solaris.


    • Hunt (2013)

      Hunt, D. 2013. The New Cactus Lexicon (illustrations). dh books. Milborne Port, UK 527 pp.

    • Señoret Espinosa & Acosta Ramos (2013)

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