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|Family: Fouquieriaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Fouquieria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Fouquieria splendens Engelm. subsp. splendens
Stem: erect to outwardly arching or ascending, 6--100, 2--10 m, generally < 6 cm diam, cane-like, leafless most of year; bark gray with darker furrows; spines 1--4 cm. Leaf: 1° 1--5 cm, petiole 1--2.5 cm; 2° 2--6 per cluster, 1--2 cm, 4--9 mm wide, petiole 2--8 mm, blade spoon-shaped to obovate, tip rounded to notched. Inflorescence: panicle, generally 10--20 cm, widely to narrowly conic. Flower: corolla 1.8--2.5 cm; filaments each arising from hairy, +- 5 mm sheath. Fruit: +- 2 cm. Chromosomes: 2n=24.
Ecology: Dry, generally rocky soils; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, central Mexico, Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Stems used for fences, huts; bark for waxes, gums.
eFlora Treatment Author: Lisa M. Schultheis & William J. Stone
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Fouquieria
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Citation for this treatment: Lisa M. Schultheis & William J. Stone 2016. Fouquieria splendens subsp. splendens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77256, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.