Red Elephant Tree, Copalquin
Burseraceae, Torchwood Family
Shrub, small tree; sarcocaulescent
Baja California and coastal Sonora, Mexico
Rocky hillsides, slopes, and washes
Living Desert Location
Vizcaino Garden, Foothills of Sonora, Eagle Canyon
It’s wood, used by Seri Indians, is hard and does not crack as it dries, making it easy to carve.