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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Bursera simplicifolia
 

Photo by Specks.

  
Author:  Augustin Pyramus de Candolle 1825
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  Jamaica, Oaxaca, Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30-50 centimetres
Height:  3,5 metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Torote Prieto
Synonyms:  Terebinthus simplicifolia Nathaniel Lord Britton 1908. Elaphrium jamaicense Joseph Nelson Rose 1911

Photo by  Eric Winegar.

   This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1825. It is found on Jamaica and in Oaxaca, Mexico. It will eventually grow to three and a half meter with a stem measuring 30 or even 50 centimetres in diameter.  It need a well drained soil with some water when in growth and lots of sun. The small flowers are greenish yellow.

Named after: Joachim Burser, German/Danish botanist (1583-1639).