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Red Elephant Tree, Copalquin at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Red Elephant Tree, Copalquin

Bursera hindsiana

Family

Burseraceae, Torchwood Family

Form

Shrub, small tree; sarcocaulescent

Range

Baja California and coastal Sonora, Mexico

Habitat

Rocky hillsides, slopes, and washes

Living Desert Location

Vizcaino Garden, Foothills of Sonora, Eagle Canyon

Factoid

It’s wood, used by Seri Indians, is hard and does not crack as it dries, making it easy to carve.