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Family: FOUQUIERIACEAE 

 Fouquieria fasciculata
 
  
Author:  George Valentine Nash 1903
Family:  Fouquieriaceae
Habitat:  Southern Hildalgo, Mexico
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  50 metres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Árbol de Barril
Synonyms:  Cantua fasciculata, Willdenow ex Roem. & Schult.1819
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 five meters. The flowers are white, and the plant can also be reproduced by cuttings.

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

  

The leaves.                      The caudex.