Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Bursera grandifolia. Add a brief summary to this page. With large, arcing trunks that branch near the base, this species looks like an enormous rounded shrub. Bursera grandifolia does indeed have very large leaflets. Nat Prod Commun. Nov;4(11) Phenacetin isolated from Bursera grandifolia, a herbal remedy with antipyretic properties. Velázquez F(1).

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Bursera grandifolia is a well-known tree m tall with large, arcing trunks that branch near the base often forming a very open broad crown; this species looks like an enormous rounded shrub. This species is similar in many respects to B. In some places, it occurs very close to sharp transition zones, with pines and oaks growing just graandifolia a grandifoloa of broadleaf forest.

This photo shows the female flowers of B. Bark of Bursera grandifolia just beginning to peel.

Bursera grandifolia Photo by: The species is found in tropical dry forests of central Mexico. The group of Bursera species that are endemic to the islands of the Caribbean appears to be part of the simaruba clade. Stems and in-florescences exuding aromatic, grandivolia sap when cut. Bursera grandifolia near Alamos.

Cotyledons 3-lobed resembling those of the bivalvate species. Also Guerrero, Colima and southwestern Chihuahua. The thick trunks, unusual bark, and large leaves make these trees striking elements of the dry tropical forests. The inner bark is bright red, smooth and often with a powdery bloom glaucous that can be rubbed off and lacks fragrance. That is, it grows high in other trees, but sends long, flexible, liana-like roots down to the forest floor.


One such branch removed from the tree is shown at right. Pruned branches of this tree are sometimes used for fence posts that often form roots and develop into a new tree.

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The three photos on the left in the row below are from Guerrero; the one on the right is from the central dry grandifoli of Chiapas. Leaflets per leaf, cm long, byrsera wide, oblong-ovate, broadly elliptic, to obovate, with a caudate tip and entire margins, velvety pubescent on both surfaces, bright green with a velvety sheen above, the veins prominent. The plants seemed shorter and squatter than those at lower elevations. Our research gandifolia that this enigmatic species is a member of the simaruba complex.

Seeds germinate germinate quite easily in days and seedlings develop rapidly. Trunks are often scarred because residents use the bark for food tea and medicine. These are paler than is typical. Bark of Bursera grandifolia after peeling.

Young branches stout, densely puberulent becoming glabrous. Meyer Bursera grandifolia in flower at the beginning of the rainy season near Alamos, Sonora.

Bursera grandifolia – Wikipedia

The gum is used for glue and caulk. It is less commonly found in thornscrub where it is a smaller tree.

It has deep, steel blue-gray to green bark with rusty papery peelings. Bursera grsndifolia pruned and shaped by salt laden sea breezes just above the beach in Veracruz. Bursera grandifolia look like to the related Bursera simaruba but is readily distinguished by its unusual bark, fewer, larger, velvety-pubescent leaflets with prominent veins, and ornamental masses of pink to whitish flowers.


Growth is more rapid than for many other members of the genus. The greenish gray inner bark contrasts strongly with the reddish outermost bark, making this species a striking member of the dry forest flora. By seeds or cuttings. Van Devender Palo mulato thrives in tropical deciduous forest, growing up to 30 feet 9 m tall.

It is very hard to tell apart from B. Whereas all of the other species have grandiffolia thick twigs, the young shoots of B. The leaves of B. Flowers of Bursera grandifolia at beginning of rainy season.

This species was only recently recognized as an entitiy distinct from Bursera simaruba.

Phenacetin isolated from Bursera grandifolia, a herbal remedy with antipyretic properties.

These branches rest on earlier-formed, self-supporting branches, much in the way that a liana would. Bursera grandifolia in flower at the beginning of the rainy season near Alamos, Sonora. Petiole and rachis with short. Saplings only a few years old and 1. It can be trained as a bonsai, pinch and prune plants in spring and summer but taper off in autumn so the tree can store energy for the winter instead of using it to put on new growth before resting.

The middle photo from atop a B. Mark Dimmitt Branches and flowers of Bursera grandifolia. Rose See all synonyms of Bursera grandifolia.

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