Copiapoa tenebrosa - 10 seeds

Copiapoa tenebrosa - 10 seeds

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The Ritter's name Copiapoa tenebrosa can be referred to forms within the variability of Copiapoa haseltoniana. It can be found in the mountains to the east of Taltal in two adjacent areal: Perales mountains (along populations of Copiapoa cinerea var. cinerea) and in Quebrada San Ramon (along with Copiapoa krainziana, Copiapoa cinerea and Copiapoa cinerea var. albispina ). It shows the characters of haseltoniana, but it is probably an hybrid with thinner and lesser evident spines and green to grey epidermis. The form of Q. San Ramon is particularly beautiful with orange wool with yellowish-white spines.
Both Copiapoa cinerea and Copiapoa tenebrosa in these areas shows great variation and it is sometimes difficult to separate one species from another.