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Fall 2019 Copiapoa List

I am not a professional nor an expert in Cactacea or Copiapoa 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.

    A - Copiapoa dealbata (Sometime call Copiapoa cinerea ssp. dealbata. Copiapoa dealbata occurs along the Chilean coast, both north and south of Carrizal Bajo, and at a point ca halfway towards Totoral, Atacama, Chile. It has a restricted range (extent of occurrence 500 km2), however the species is abundant, there is no continuing decline of the populations. Altitude: (0–)20-500(-700) metres above sea level. This plant is growing in a 6 inch pot.) A - 1 in stock @ $50.00 Sold

B - Copiapoa dealbata (Sometime call Copiapoa cinerea ssp. dealbata. Copiapoa dealbata occurs along the Chilean coast, both north and south of Carrizal Bajo, and at a point ca halfway towards Totoral, Atacama, Chile. It has a restricted range (extent of occurrence 500 km2), however the species is abundant, there is no continuing decline of the populations. Altitude: (0–)20-500(-700) metres above sea level. This plant is growing in a 6 inch pot.) B - 1 in stock @ $50.00

J - Copiapoa dealbata (Sometime call Copiapoa cinerea ssp. dealbata. Copiapoa dealbata occurs along the Chilean coast, both north and south of Carrizal Bajo, and at a point ca halfway towards Totoral, Atacama, Chile. It has a restricted range (extent of occurrence 500 km2), however the species is abundant, there is no continuing decline of the populations. Altitude: (0–)20-500(-700) metres above sea level. This plant is growing in a 4 1/2 inch pot.) J - 1 in stock @ $45.00

K - Copiapoa dealbata (Sometime call Copiapoa cinerea ssp. dealbata. Copiapoa dealbata occurs along the Chilean coast, both north and south of Carrizal Bajo, and at a point ca halfway towards Totoral, Atacama, Chile. It has a restricted range (extent of occurrence 500 km2), however the species is abundant, there is no continuing decline of the populations. Altitude: (0–)20-500(-700) metres above sea level. This plant is growing in a 4 1/2 inch pot.) K - 1 in stock @ $45.00 Sold

C - Copiapoa coqimbana fa. Mine Pablo (The old mother plant came to with this name me many years ago. It may be Copiapoa solaris? South of the Copiapoa genus range, from the hills around the coastal towns of Coquimbo and La Serena in the province of Coquimbo, Chile. This plant is growing in a 6 inch pot.) C - 1 in stock @ 40.00

D - Copiapoa coqimbana fa. Mine Pablo (The old mother plant came to me with this name many years ago. It may be Copiapoa solaris? South of the Copiapoa genus range, from the hills around the coastal towns of Coquimbo and La Serena in the province of Coquimbo, Chile. This plant is growing in a 6 inch pot.) D - 1 in stock @ 40.00

E - Copiapoa coqimbana fa. Mine Pablo (The old mother plant came to me with this name many years ago. It may be Copiapoa solaris? South of the Copiapoa genus range, from the hills around the coastal towns of Coquimbo and La Serena in the province of Coquimbo, Chile. This plant is growing in a 6 inch pot.) E - 1 in stock @ 40.00 Sold

G - Copiapoa haseltoniana (Sometimes found with the name Copiapoa cinerea ssp. haseltoniana. Endemic to the Atacama desert (Chile, Antofagasta) on a few hundred metres wide coastal plain at 15 km NE, inlands above Paposo, from Taltal to Caleta Colorado, which lies between the sea and the steeply rising coastal mountain. This plant is growing in a 4 1/2 inch pot.) G - 1 in stock @ $40.00 Sold

H - Copiapoa haseltoniana (Sometimes found with the name Copiapoa cinerea ssp. haseltoniana. Endemic to the Atacama desert (Chile, Antofagasta) on a few hundred metres wide coastal plain at 15 km NE, inlands above Paposo, from Taltal to Caleta Colorado, which lies between the sea and the steeply rising coastal mountain. This plant is growing in a 4 1/2 inch pot.) H - 1 in stock @ $40.00 Sold

I - Copiapoa haseltoniana (Sometimes found with the name Copiapoa cinerea ssp. haseltoniana. Endemic to the Atacama desert (Chile, Antofagasta) on a few hundred metres wide coastal plain at 15 km NE, inlands above Paposo, from Taltal to Caleta Colorado, which lies between the sea and the steeply rising coastal mountain. This plant is growing in a 4 1/2 inch pot.) I - 1 in stock @ $40.00

L - Copiapoa humilis variegated (I planted seed from my old mother plant a few years ago. I had several that turned out a very light green when the rest of the seedilings where black as they should have been..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. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pot.) L - 1 in stock @ $30.00 

T - Copiapoa humilis ssp. tenuissima crest (These crest are on their own roots. Native to the coastal deserts on the steep mountain base among fragmented stones. The long tuberous root of this copiapoa is buried deeply in these soils which are very poor in organic matter. In the area where this plants grows there is very little rain but frequent coastal fog, which provides a significant part of their water needs. The common presence in habitat of plants with juvenile spination forms on old taproots is due to the frequent grazing damage inflicted by donkeys and Guanacos. Northern Chile, Antofagasta. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots.) T - 1 in stock @ $50.00

W - Copiapoa humilis ssp. tenuissima crest (These crest are on their own roots. Native to the coastal deserts on the steep mountain base among fragmented stones. The long tuberous root of this copiapoa is buried deeply in these soils which are very poor in organic matter. In the area where this plants grows there is very little rain but frequent coastal fog, which provides a significant part of their water needs. The common presence in habitat of plants with juvenile spination forms on old taproots is due to the frequent grazing damage inflicted by donkeys and Guanacos. Northern Chile, Antofagasta. Growing in 4 1/2 inch pots.) T - 1 in stock @ $50.00) W - 1 in stock @ $50.00

S - Copiapoa humilis ssp. tenuissima monstrose (You ask what makes these monstrose? As the new spineless offsets grow in with all their wooly growns they will also grow tiny white wooly balls in their growns. As they age they will make mounds of little whites wooly balls. They are growing on there own roots in 3 inch pots.) S - 5 in stock @ $18.00 each

N - Copiapoa hypogaea ssp. barquitensis (Two forms of Copiapoa hypogea are known from the neighbours of Chañaral, Coastal Chile, 02 Antofagasta, the first rareity at north of the town shows a rugose epidermid, so called Lizard Skin, the second near the town and in the south area with smooth epidermis, also known as Copiapoa barquitensis this second form is more familiar in the collections. These are growing in 3 inch pots.) N - 3 in stock @ $15.00 each

O - 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. These plants are growing in 3 inch pots.) 3 in stock @ $13.00

R - Copiapoa krainziana (Sometimes found with this name Copiapoa cinerea ssp. krainziana. 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. This species strives fully exposed to the sun in extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall, on hills and canyons on plains and on slopes facing north. They often grows mingled with clumps of Copiapoa cinerea forma haseltoniana and columnar Eulychnia.  The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year. The plants obtain water mainly from condensation of coastal fog (camanchaca). By the middle of the morning however, the fog cover dissipate and sun breaking through the gaps warming the ground. These are growing in 3 inch pots.) R - 9 in stock @ $15.00 each

M - 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, Llomas Costeras. This plant is growing in 3 inch pot.) M - 1 in stock $13.00 Sold

  P - Copiapoa lembckei (My old mother plant came with this name a long time ago. This may be Copiapoa calderana F. Ritter 1959. Coastal deserts of northern Chile, Atacama, Antofagasta, Caldera. In the area where this plants grows there is very little rain but frequent coastal fog, which provides a significant part of their water needs. These plants are growing in 3 1/2 inch pots.) P - 2 in stock @ $28.00 each

F - Copiapoa marginata (The old mothe plant came to me with the name Copiapoa marginata ssp. bridesii many years ago. Copiapoa marginata is endemic to Chile, where it occurs in the coastal hills in southwest Caldera and Morro Copiapó and in the northern part of National Park Pan de Azúcar, north Chañaral. This species has an extent of occurrence of 5,000 km2, there are probably more than 10 locations. The species is widespread but not abundant and the groups of individuals are scattered. The highest density is observed in Morro Copiapó. Copiapoa marginata is the most northerly species of this genus. The species occurs within the National Park Pan de Azúcar.This plant is growing in a 6 inch pot.) F - 1 in stock @ $50.00

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