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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Bursera graveolens
 

All plants on this page are from Galapagos.

  
Author:  José Jéronimo Triana & Jules Émile Planchon 1872
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  Argentina, Bolivia, Brazilia, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Galapagos, Guatemala, Honduras,  Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  8 meters
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Palo Santo, Crispin, Sasafras
Synonyms:  Elaphrium graveolens, Kunth 1824. Elaphrium pubescens Schltdl. 1842. Elaphrium tatamaco Tul. 1846. Spondias edmonstonei Hook. f.  1847. Bursera penicillata (DC.) Engl. 1880. Bursera tacamaco Triana & Planch. 1872. Amyris caranifera Willd. ex Engl. 1883. Bursera malacophylla B.L. Rob.1902 Terebinthus graveolens, Rose 1906.

  

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by José Jéronimo Triana and Jules Émile Planchon in 1872. It is found in Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Galapagos, Guatemala, Honduras,  Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela. It will be found growing in a well-drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres or more in diameter, and will reach up to eight meters.

The seedlings are forming a slender caudex which seems to disappear on older specimens.

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