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Photo by  Eric Winegar.

Author: Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, 1825
Origin:  Jamaica, Oaxaca, Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30-50 Centimetres
Height:  3,5 Metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Torote Prieto
Synonyms:  Terebinthus simplicifolia Nathaniel Lord Britton, 1908.
Elaphrium jamaicense
Joseph Nelson Rose, 1911.
Bursera lunanii, C.D.Adams & Dandy ex Proctor, 1982.

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). The species after it simple leaves.