Fouquieriaceae – Ocotillo Family

Plants in the Ocotillo Family (Fouquieriaceae) are spiny shrubs or trees with terminal clusters of tubular, 5-lobed flowers with 5 sepals, fruit in the form of a capsule, and small, simple, alternate, glabrous leaves. The primary leaves are followed by spines and the secondary leaves are clustered at the base of the spines.

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.