Common Name: Elephant Tree, Copalquín, Torote Blanco
Family: Anacardiaceae Lindl.
Country of Origin: Mexico (Baja California)
Description: Tree 5-6 m tall with caudiciform base from which grow several green stems covered with exfoliating, white, papery bark; tiny green, pinnate leaves - deciduous in times of drought; red flowers.
Culture: full sun, less moisture in winter drought deciduous - can lose leaves, but doesn't require a full dormant period.