Fouquieria splendens. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire. Fouquieria splendens. Plant Database Search. Ocotillo. This upright thorny shrub occurs from southern California east to west Texas and ranges south into. Fouquieria splendens Engelm. Go To Encyclopedia of Life Family: Fouquieriaceae Fouquieria splendens image. Max Licher. VPAP; Field Guide; Web Links.

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Small colonies or single plants occur in many localities on the mountains which overlook the northerm rim of the Sonoran Desert. MasonMcDougall This page was splenvens edited on 6 Octoberat North American Natives Flower Color: Back to Fouquieriaceae index. Depending on the rains a plant may gain and lose its leaves six or more times a year.

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Sometime it makes thin pygmy forest in the arid landscape. For much of the year, the plant appears to be an arrangement of large spiny dead sticks, although closer examination reveals that the stems are partly green. Is is easily transplanted and widely used in gardens. Individual stems may reach a diameter of cm at the base.


Largely superficial harbouring endomycorrhizal fungi. Ocotillo plants prefer well-drained, sandy or gravely loam soil with low to moderate amounts of organic content. The plant needs moderate watering when growing in leaf but keep it dry when it’s dormant not in leaf. Shrub to small tree; short trunk cm tall bearing numerous usually simple, erect, spiny branches m high Leaves: Supply minimal supplemental water.

Elevation Elevation This field shows the minimum and maximum elevations of locations in which this plant fouquieriaa is found, based on occurrence records of this plant provided by the Consortium of California Herbaria.

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They can also be dipped in batter and fried. Coldest Month Coldest Month Average Temperature This field shows the range of average temperatures for the coldest month of the locations in which this plant species is found. Stems are moderately succulent, intermediate between desert shrubs and true succulents. Plants that prefer soils with average moisture in their natural range. Ocotillo in full bloom near Lookout Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.

See all synonyms of Fouquieria splendens. If their direction is not marked, success is again limited.


Fouquieria splendens, Ocotillo

Width 15 ft 4. Please log in or create a free account. Ideal locations are sunny, open, unrestricted and those where surface water does not collect. Log In Sign Up. Form Upright, Fountain, Upright Columnar. Ocotillo covered with rare snow in Tucson, Arizona. It is the most widely distributed species of the genus. Capsule mm long, 3-valved; containing flat, papery-winged seeds. fokquieria

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Apache made a powdered root paste to ease swelling. This data was interpolated to estimate average July-August-September precipitation for the latitude and longitude fouquieeria each plant occurrence location provided Consortium of California Herbaria. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata. Growth Rate Very Slow, Fast. Hottest Month Hottest Month Average Temperature This field shows the range of average temperatures for the hottest month of the locations in splndens this plant species is found.

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