Slim plant in Copenhagen
Real fat plant from
This member of the Fouquieriaceae family was
given this name by
1885. It is found in the central Baja California (Mexico) and a few
places on the mainland. 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 name in honour of: P.E. Fouquier, Parisian medical professor.