Copiapoa tocopillana F Ritter 1980


Copiapoa humilis var. tocopillana (F. Ritter) G. J. Charles 1998

Plants usually solitary, globose to short cylindrical, densely covered by spines. Ribs 7-14, barely evident in young plants, forming distinct tubercles, spiraling. Areoles gray. Spines needle-like, straight to slightly curved, maroon or blackish, with lighter bases, 1-3 cm (0.4-1.2 in) long. Central spines 1-4. Radial spines 10-12. Flowers lemon yellow, 2.3-2.5 cm (0.9-1 in) long. Fruits brownish red. Distribution: extremely dry hills near Tocopilla, Antofagasta, Chile.

Copiapoa tenuissima

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