Copiapoa Barquitensis Cactus Seeds
Two forms of Copiapoa hypogea are known from the area of Chanaral. the fist at north of the town is cv. Lizard Skin, (also listed din my shop) the second near the town and in the south area with smooth epidermis is Copiapoa barquitensis.
Copiapoa grows in Coastal areas of South America, particularly the Atacama Desert in northern Chile where it grows in areas where very little else grows. It’s a very drought tolerant species. Despite the lack of rain where it lives, the extreme aridity is attenuated by the frequent, often dense, coastal fogs. There are 32 defined species. They can vary in from from spherical to slightly columnar. All producing yellow flowers which grow from their crowns in the summer.