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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 oases (Lomas)

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.