Foto de Alberto Contreras
Ejemplar del área de vegetación silvestre del Jardín Botánico Helia Bravo-Hollis. Zapotitlán de las Salinas, Puebla.
Matorral Xerófilo Crasicaule (Tetechera).
especie microendemica y en peligro de extincion
Growing by the side of a building, it is hard to tell if it was cultivated of planted itself there.
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.