Copiapoa gigantea Backeb.

First published in Jahrb. Deutsch. Kakteen-Ges. 1: 104 (1936)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Chile (Antofagasta to N. Atacama). It is a succulent subshrub and grows primarly in the desert or dry shrubland biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Chile North

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Larridon, I. Walter, H.E., Guerrero, P.C., Duarte, M., Cisternas, M.A., Hernández, C.P., Bauters, K., Asselman, P., Goetghebeu, P. & Samain, M.-S. (2015). An integrative approach to understanding the evolution and diversity of Copiapoa (Cactaceae), a threatened endemic Chilean genus from the Atacama desert. American journal of botany 102: 1506-1520.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Copiapoa cinerea var. haseltoniana.]

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