Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1848
Nevada, Arizona; US, Northern Mexico
Devil's Walking Stick, Candlewood, Coachwhip
Fouquieria splendens subsp. breviflora Henrard
Fouquieria splendens subsp. campanulata, Henrard.
This member of the Fouquieriaceae family
was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1848, and it is found in the
and northern Mexico. It can grow in almost any kind of soil with
some water and lots of sun. The stems will only grow to six
centimetres in diameter (not much of an caudex!) and six meters in
height. The flowers are bright red, and the plant can be reproduced
both by seeds and cuttings.
The genera name in honour of: P.E. Fouquier, Parisian medical professor.
The species name
means 'shiny' or 'dazzling', referring to the flowers.