George Valentine Nash, 1903
||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