Fouquieria columnaris (Idria columnaris). BOOJUM TREE. Baja California
FOUQUIERIACEAE (Ocotillo family)

A prickly, green-trunked succulent with showy flowers and leaves that fall off, leaving spines behind. An alternative genus name is Idria. There is a specimen in the Arizona Cactus Garden.

Illustrations: habit | branchlet & leaf

Additions/Revisions: 3/26/04: second boojum has recently been added to the edge of the Arizona Garden, transplanted from a residence in San Jose last November or December. 12/04: first tree died and removed.

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