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
The seedlings are forming a slender
caudex which seems to disappear on older specimens.
Named after: Joachim Burser, German/Danish botanist