stunted in the dunes
This is the current cover photo for the species on Wikipedia. It also happens to be *my* photo.
Location slightly obfuscated due to rarity of this species in South Mountain (near the absolute northern edge of the range of this species and family).
Tengo mis dudas
Photographed while camping near Cono Roho in the Pinacate Desert.
elephant tree; Inkopah Mountains of Southern California; one of very few specimens in the vicinity, elevation appx. 2000'.
Not surprising, but this was found on the aptly named Elephant Trees Trail.
Seen growing along a dry wash at a time with no water flow present. Seen along Elephant Tree Trail in Anza Borrego Desert State Park.