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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist

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Copiapoa marginata (Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose var. marginata

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

Place of Publication

Cactaceae 3: 86, fig. 99. (1922)


Conservation status

  • Near Threatened


  • Hunt (2013): 334.1
  • Regions



    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Resticted to southwest Caldera and Morro Copiapó and in the northern part of Parque Nacional Pan de Azúcar. It grows at elevations from sea level to 700 m on coastal hills (lomas costeras).


    • Britton & Rose (1922)

      Britton, N.L. and Rose, J.N 1922. The Cactaceae; descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family 3:1-255

    • 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.