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III Region, Buena Aventura (Cerca de Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe), Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 09 17, 2006

 

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Species:  Copiapoa fiedleriana (Schumann) Backeberg
Family:  Cactaceae Identification doubtful, we are going to check it in the near future. Certainty 80 %.   
Order:  Caryophyllales
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Record:  0632
About 38 Copiapoa in Chile and 15 in our data base.
About 164 Cactaceae in Chile and 63 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).     Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.   
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
Yellow, 7 - 14 petals      Shrub     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana

III Region, Buena Aventura (Cerca de Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe), Chile
Altitude: 250 m. 09 17, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Shrub

Flower: Yellow, 7 - 14 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana

III Region, Carrizal Bajo - Totoralillo, Chile
Altitude: 100-160 m. 09 18, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.
Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation.

 

Light conditions:

Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).

 

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana

III Region, Carrizal Bajo - Totoralillo, Chile
Altitude: 100-160 m. 09 18, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Copiapoa fiedleriana

III Region, Carrizal Bajo - Totoralillo, Chile
Altitude: 100-160 m. 09 18, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (2) of Copiapoa fiedleriana (Schumann) Backeberg available here

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Tunilla chilensis

 

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