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Nice little plant by Valentino Vallicelli, Llifle.com.


The flowers from Mswn.com.


A large flowering plant by Mark Dimmitt, Desertmuseum.org.

Author: 

George Valentine Nash, 1903

Family:  FOUQUIERIACEAE
Origin: 

Sonora Desert, Mexico

Soil: 

Mix - Sandy - Gravel

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

20-40 Centimetres

Height: 

6-10 Metres

Flower: 

Scarlet - Red

Propagate: 

Seeds/Cuttings

Names: 

Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Candlewood Tree

Synonyms: 

Echeveria paniculata, Moc. & Sessť ex DC,1828.
Fouquieria jaboncillo, Loes., 1911.

This member of the Fouquieriaceae  family was given this name by George Valentine Nash in 1903. It is found in Sonora Desert, Mexico, growing in any well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 20 or even 40 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from six to ten metres in height. The flowers are scarlet to red.

The genera name in honour of: P.E. Fouquier, Parisian medical professor. The species name in honour of John Macdougal, botanist with the Missouri Botanical Gardens.


The stem of a larger plant by Mark Dimmitt, Desertmuseum.org.