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Eulychnia castanea Phil.

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

Place of Publication

Linnaea 33(1-4): 80-81 (1864)

Type citation

"Los Molles", Nov. 1862. Landbeck s.n. (Lectotype (designated by Leuenberger & Eggli, 2000) SGO 052701; isotype US 536085).


Common names

  • copoa de Philippi

Conservation status

  • Least Concern


  • Hoffmann & Walter (2004): Lam. 99
  • :


    Coquimbo and Valparaíso


    Mediterranean and Coastal matorral

    Distribution and habitat

    Widely distributed Los Molles, north to National Park Fray Jorge in coastal locations from sea level to 50 m


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


    • Philippi R.A. (1864a)

      Philippi, R.A. 1864. Plantarum novarum Chilensium centuriae, includis quibusdam Mendociuis et Patagonicis. Linnaea 33(heft 1-4): 1-308

    • Leuenberger & Eggli (2000)

      Leuenberger, B.E. and Eggli , U 2000. The genus Eulychnia (Cactaceae) in Chile: notes on the taxonomy, types, and other old specimens. Haseltonia 7: (63-76)

    • 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