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.
Bursera microphylla belongs to the family Burseraceae in the order Sapindales. Bursera microphylla, known by the common name elephant tree in English or 'torote' in Spanish, is a tree in genus Bursera. It grows into a distinctive sculptural form, with a thickened, water-storing or caudiciform trunk. It is narrowly distributed in the United States in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park region.