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Copiapoa solaris (F. Ritter) F. Ritter

Place of Publication

Kakteen Südamerika 3: 1047 (1980b)


Common names

  • Cacto solar (Hoffmann & Walter (2004))


  • 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.


  • Hunt (2013): 335.2, 335.3
  • Schulz & Kapitany (1996): P176-P186, P212
  • Hoffmann & 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.