Mark E. Olson.
California Cactus Center.
This member of the Fouquieriaceae family was described by
Townshend Stith Brandegee
1909. It is found in the central to southern Mexico. It grows on the rocky hill-sides in well-drained
grit with a little to some water and lots of sun. The stem will get 25
centimetres wide and reach four meters. The flowers are white.
The name Fouquieria comes from: P.E. Fouquier, Parisian medical professor.