Copiapoa marginata

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Copiapoa marginata
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C. marginata
Binomial name
Copiapoa marginata
Britton & Rose

Copiapoa marginata is a species of clump-forming cactus of South America.

It is native to the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.

Description[edit]

Copiapoa marginata grows to a height of up to 60 cm (24 in).

The plant bears 2–5 cm (0.79–1.97 in) long yellow flowers in spring and summer.

Subspecies and varieties[edit]

  • Copiapoa marginata var. bridgesii
  • Copiapoa marginata subsp. robustispina.

References[edit]

  • "Copiapoa Taxonomic References". Copiapoa - Living on the Edge. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
  • Brickell, Christopher (1996). Gardener's Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers. Colour Library Books. p. 443. ISBN 1-85833-472-1.