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Copiapoa solaris (F. Ritter) F. Ritter

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

Place of Publication

Kakteen Südamerika 3: 1047 (1980b)


Common names

  • Cacto solar


  • Hunt (2013): 335.2, 335.3
  • Schulz & Kapitany (1996): P176-P186, P212Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 29




    Desert and Desert fog oasis

    Distribution and habitat

    Occurs in coastal hills (lomas costeras) on granitic soils north and south of Antofagasta city at elevations of 600 to over 1000 m above sea level


    Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


    • Ritter (1980b)

      Ritter, F. 1980b. Kakteen in Südamerika. Band 3 Chile. Spangenberg

    • Schulz & Kapitany (1996)

      Schulz , R. and Kapitany, A. 1996. Copiapoa in their environment: Chañaral to El Cobre. Quarto 176 pp.

    • Hoffmann & Walter (2004)

      Hoffmann J., A.E. and Walter M., H.E. 2004. Cactaceas en la Flora Silvestre de Chile, 2nd edition. Fundación Claudio Gay

    • 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.