The Ocotilla was surrounded by other plants. The soil in the area was dry, it was expose to direct sunlight.
Matorral xerófilo micrófilo/Matorral submontano, sobre roca caliza.
Seen on Scenic Drive El Paso.
The cactus is long and it has spikes on it that hurts and is hard to break. The cactus has a few leaves that are small. The cactus it tall and has skinny and straight stalks.
Ejemplar de la colección viva del Jardín Botánico
Fouquieria is a genus of 11 species of desert plants, the sole genus in the family Fouquieriaceae. The genus includes the ocotillo (F. splendens) and the boojum tree or cirio (F. columnaris). They have semisucculent stems with thinner spikes projecting from them, with leaves on the bases spikes. They are unrelated to cacti and do not look much like them; their stems are proportionately thinner than cactus stems and their leaves are larger.