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Bursera graveolens

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All plants on this page are from Galapagos.

Author:  J.J.Triana & Jules ╔. Planchon, 1872
Family:  BURSERACEAE
Origin:  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
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Palo Santo, Crispin, Sasafras
Synonyms:  Elaphrium graveolens, Kunth, 1824.
Elaphrium pubescens Schltdl. 1842.
Elaphrium tatamaco Tul. 1846.
Spondias
edmonstonei Hook. f. 1847.
Bursera tacamaco Triana & Planch. 1872.
Bursera penicillata (DC.) Engl. 1880.
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 JosÚ JÚronimo Triana and Jules ╔mile 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). The species name means 'of strong or rank odour'.