Fouquieria in Oaxaca & Puebla

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Fouquieria in Oaxaca & Puebla

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Was on an expedition in Oaxaca and Puebla last month, and encountered three species of Fouquieria. The most common was the ubiquitous - and hard to pick out out-of-flower - Fouquieria formosa.
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Fouquieria formosa
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The much-sought after Fouquieria purpusii.
Fouquieria purpusii
Fouquieria purpusii
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Fouquieria purpusii
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And, the one I was most excited to find, Fouquieria ochoterenae.
Fouquieria ochoterenae
Fouquieria ochoterenae
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Fouquieria ochoterenae
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Fouquieria ochoterenae
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Very nice! What's the nature of these expeditions? Is plant-searching the primary goal or a fun rabbit trail?
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This year's trip was to assist with Greg Starr's Agave research and to collect a new species of cactus I discovered on last year's trip. Side excursions to Fouqueria sites were just a bonus because I am a Fouquieria Nut as well!
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Great plants. What were the temps like? What were those great cacti in the background?
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Stan wrote:What were the temps like? What were those great cacti in the background?
We had some pretty cold weather this trip - at least for this area. Temps at night dropped well into the low 40s/upper 30s (F) for some of the days. A front had just gone through when we got there, and it was overcast much of the first week.

The large cacti in the background of the F. formosa are mostly Pachycereus weberi.
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Thanks for sharing these great images. My two favorites shown here. The stem detail of ochoterenae reminds me of some of the columnar Malagasy euphorbias. Beautiful in a savage sort of way. Hopefully, someone will get around to reintroducing this amazing tree ocotillo to US cultivation.
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Did you bring back seeds? Cuttings?
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Love this stuff, thanks for the tour!
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I saw this one in the botanical garden at Zapotitlan Salinas, labelled F. formosa - looks rather like that last one- are they the same?
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Thanks all!

No cuttings nor seeds were collected.

Paul S - Most of the species get pretty amazing trunk patterns when old, including F. formosa, so this one looks correctly identified.
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Awesome colors on the trunks and neat flowers. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your research and what was the cactus you found any pictures?
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Bananaguy wrote:Awesome colors on the trunks and neat flowers. Thanks for sharing the pictures of your research and what was the cactus you found any pictures?
We are putting the finishing touches on the description of the new cactus, so we should be able to share more, including pics shortly!
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Minime8484 wrote:Thanks all!

Paul S - Most of the species get pretty amazing trunk patterns when old, including F. formosa, so this one looks correctly identified.
Thanks. Extremely tactile!
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Have to report- my Boojum is in leaf..partly. I just noticed that the other day. Its been outdoors uncovered..my usual way.
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Wonderful to see all the different species and forms in habitat. What a treat; I love the Genus, Fouquieria.
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