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Author:  George Valentine Nash, 1903
Origin:  Southern Hildalgo; Mexico
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20-60 Centimetres
Height:  2-5 Metres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Árbol de Barril
Synonyms:  Cantua fasciculata, Willdenow, 1819.
Bronnia spinosa, Kunth

This member of the Fouquieriaceae family was given this name by George Valentine Nash in 1903. It is found in Mexico, growing in grit or well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to 60 centimetres in diameter, the branches reach for two to five meters. The flowers are white, and the plant can also be reproduced by cuttings.

The genera name in honour of: P.E. Fouquier, Parisian medical professor. The species name meaning 'banded' or 'bundled'.

Also seen as a member of the Tamaricaceae and Polemoniaceae (Cantua) families.

The caudex.