Copiapoa montana F.Ritter

Stems solitary or in clusters, pale to grey-green, compressed spherical, arising from a tuberous root. Ribs 10-17, tuberculate. Central spines 0-3, radial spines 4-9, black to grey. Flowers to 4 cm long. [C. mollicula F. Ritter]

N Chile


One of a group of species related to N Chilean C. cinerascens (Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose with central spines to 6 cm long and radial spines up to 5 cm long including the densely spiny C. serpentisulcata F. Ritter.

Source: Thompson, A, ; Forbes, S.; Spencer, R. (1997). Cactaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Cactaceae
genus        Copiapoa Britton & Rose