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Slim plant in Copenhagen Botanical Garden.

Real fat plant from Heidelburg Botanical Garden.

Author: Albert Kellogg, 1885
Origin:  Central Baja California
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  18 Meters
Flower:  Crème / Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Boojum Tree, Cirio
Synonyms:  Idria columnaris Kellogg, 1860.
Fouquieria gigantea, Orcutt.

This member of the Fouquieriaceae family was given this name by Albert Kellogg in 1885. It is found in the central Baja California and a few places on the mainland Mexico. It grows on the rocky hill-sides in well-drained grit with a little water and lots of sun. The stem will get 50 centimetres wide and reach 18 meters. Can only be reproduced by seeds.

The genera name in honour of: P.E. Fouquier, Parisian medical professor. The species name means 'column-shaped'.

Nice little fat plant at Hoogvliet.