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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Fouquieria macdougalii (Mexican tree ocotillo, ocotillo macho, torote verde)

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Fouquieria macdougalii (tallest, centermost tree) in TDF near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Fouquieria macdougalii in TDF near Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Fouquieria macdougalii in Plains of Sonora Sonoran Desertscrub north of Hermosillo, Sonora. Thornscrub and desert individuals tend to be more shrublike than in TDF. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Fouquieria macdougalii flowers. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Trunks of Fouquieria macdougalii in TDF (left) and coastal thornscrub. Photos: Mark Dimmitt