The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Copiapoa montana F.Ritter

Place of Publication

Cactus 66: 21 (1960)



  • Ritter (1960a)

    Ritter, F. 1960. Copiapoa nouveaux du Chili. Cactus, Paris 15(66):19-24

  • 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.


  • Hunt (2013): 334.4, 334.5
  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 48


Antofagasta and Atacama


Desert and Desert fog oases (Lomas)

Distribution and habitat

South of the Antogfagasta region where it occurs north of Taltal to San Ramon and adjacent areas. It grows at elevations from 100 to 1500 m above sea level on coastal hills (lomas costeras), on sandy and rocky substrates

Conservation status

  • Least Concern (Ritter (1960a)) (Hoffmann & Walter (2004)) (Hunt (2016b))