Two, or possibly three, species (F. californicum, F. mexicanum, and possibly F. decumbens) of more or less broad-leaved evergreen shrubs and trees. Leaves alternate, unlobed or palmately 3-, 5-, or 7-lobed. Flowers solitary, showy, calyx petaloid, 5-lobed, 3 bract at the base of the calyx, petals absent. Native to Arizona, California and Mexico.
Fremontodendron: after Major-General John C. Fremont, American explorer and plant collector in the western U.S.