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Fouquieria shrevei


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Distribution: Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Shrubby
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: The Coahuila gypsum flats are the only known habitat for F. shrevei. It's dark orange and very spiney stems set this species apart. F. shrevei is unusual in possessing vertical resinous wax bands on the stems and the ability to grow in soils with a high concentration of gypsum. Aromatic white flowers are presumed to be moth-pollinated.
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Fouquieria shrevei
F. shrevei
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Darryl Craig

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Fouquieria shrevei
F. shrevei
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Darryl Craig

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Fouquieria shrevei
F. shrevei
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Fouquieria shrevei
F. shrevei
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Fouquieria shrevei
F. shrevei
Picture taken at: Tristan Davis Private Collection

Photographer: Tristan Davis
Fouquieria shrevei
F. shrevei
Picture taken at: Tristan Davis Private Collection

Photographer: Tristan Davis

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