Copiapoa cinerea (Phil.) Britton & Rose

First published in Cact. 3: 86 (1922)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Chile (Antofagasta to Atacama). It is a succulent subshrub and grows primarly in the desert or dry shrubland biome(s).


Native to:

Chile North


Homotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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Knize [KK77], Chile 50572.000 No
Knize, K. [624] 77123.000 No
77103.000 No


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