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I am not a professional nor an expert in Cactacea or Mammillaria taxonomy. Any help with ID and spelling are always welcome. Photos are for reference only. To up-date my list I've been using many books, journals, catalogs and other web-sites. It's been helpful, but I have more work to do. I only ship to the main 48 States. No international shipping. Please read the front page for ordering information.

  Copiapoa humilis (Very small low growing cactus sometime solitary but usually clumping at the base. It's a highly variable taxon with several more or less similar forms that could be described as local varieties.In considering C. humilis species, we need to bear in mind the remarkable differences between young plants, with short, thin spination and the darker coloration of the body compared to the more robust adults with longer and sturdy, flexible spines. Habitat: Antofagasta, to the north of Paposo, towards Blanco Encalada,Chile.-Type locality: Paposo, Antofagasta, Chile) 12 in stock @ $8.00 each

  
Copiapoa hypogaea ssp. montana (This Taxon has lots of synonyms (like many other cacti) with several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics. It is a geophytic cactus arising from a large tuberose root. It is at first solitary but can branch from the base to form large clump up to 50 cm tall. Habitat: N-Chile-Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo) 12 in stock @ $8.00 each

   Copiapoa krainziana (Forming large clumps up to 1 m wide densely covered by spines, it one of the more beautiful and popular Copiapoa, it is really the most extreme of a very variable population. Globose to cylindrical usually grey to green in hue, up to 12 cm wide with a woolly crown. Endemic to a very small area in Chile, II Region Atacama desert, Antofagasta, north of Taltal, coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m. Typical area is  San Ramon Valley.) 30 in stock @ $10.00 each

   Copiapoa laui (Miniature Copiapoa, clustering, partially underground, single stem circa 1cm (rarely 3 cm) across, 1 to 1.5 cm high clear grey to red-brown-grey, sometimes greenish. Top sunken and covered with whitish wool. Flowers are yellow with reddish petal tips, short, wide funnel shaped.Large turnip-like roots. Habitat: Copiapoa laui comes from Planta Esmeralda (Coastal Chile, 02 Antofagasta). The species grows in fairly flat, gravelly areas near the top of low coastal hills (lomas costeras). 8 in stock @ $10.00 each

  
Copiapoa tenuissima monstrose form (There are some different clones of this heavy clumping cultivar, some of which very small and densely branched and some (the more common forms) with larger stems and fewer basal shoots. The cluster of heads never get much larger but can slowly fill a 10 cm bowl. Basally branching from 1 to 5 cm in diameter (depending on clone) that turns almost black in direct sunlight. Pretty, yellow up to 2.5 cm long and supposedly are sweet scented. Habitat: South of Antofagasta. Northern Chile.) 10 in stock @ $10.00 each

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