Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Baja Elephant Tree
Here's a tree at the Desert Botanical Garden that I hadn't paid much attention to before. The last time I was there, I noticed how sort of dried out it look so I snapped a couple of photos and when I got home I looked up Elephant Tree. It appears that there is another tree that goes by the same name so I looked up the latin name for it "Pachycormus discolor".
It turns out that the tree isn't dry at all. Those are actually blooms on the tree and they have a pinkish hue to them.
By the way, the term "pachy" means thick and "cormus" means stump. The name refers to the thick trunk on the tree. Interesting!