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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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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Mark Dimmitt Branches and flowers of Bursera grandifolia. Masses of pink flowers appear early in the rainy season before the trees leaf out; this is our only Bursera with conspicuous flowers.

It is sometimes hard to tell from B.

Bursera grandifolia in flower ggrandifolia the beginning of the rainy season near Alamos, Sonora. These photos were taken in Jalisco state. It needs full sun. By seeds or cuttings. Bark of limbs and trunk dark green to bluish green during summer rainy season, in dry seasons exfoliating in large copper-colored papery strips or sheets rustling in the wind.

Bursfra, mm long, reddish, trivalvate. We buesera the type locality of Bursera longicuspis in Chiapas, to find that the plants there are individuals of B. The male flowers, in contrast, have five petals. It was 8 cm in diameter and 4 meters long!


Cotyledons 3-lobed resembling those of the bivalvate species. Bursera simaruba is also found on the Pacific slope, from Sonora to South America. Our research shows that this enigmatic species is a member of the simaruba complex.

Bursera grandifolia does indeed have very large leaflets, which tend to be very fuzzy. The tea is refreshes and is drunk routinely when coffee is not available. Saplings only a few years old and 1. Trunk to cm in diameter. The greenish grey inner bark contrasts strongly with the papery reddish outermost bark. This strange species from western Mexico begins life like a normal tree, with a conventional trunk and branches that all support their own weight left.

The flowers of Bursera species are usually produced in male and female versions, though there are often exceptions. The heartwood is white and also lacks the incense of certain other members of the genus. Bursera grandifolia is a striking tree that has potential as a landscape subject in essentially frost-free areas.

It grows in dry tropical forest in Guerrero and Oaxaca. June to September before leaves emerge.

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This beautiful tree is found in the central Balsas Depression in central southern Mexico. The gum is used for glue and caulk. Bark of Bursera grandifolia after peeling.

The rest of the trees grandifokia the forest are not far behind. It is leafy only during summer rainy season, quickly drought deciduous in autumn.

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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. This species is very distinctive for its leaves with three large hairy leaflets.

This fence is very close to the Grandofolia in Veracruz. In the photo with arrows, geandifolia upper arrow indicates one of the arching branches of B. The photo right of center is of a tropical dry forest in which B. Growth is more rapid than for many other members of the genus. Branches and flowers of Bursera grandifolia. Bursera grandifolia look like to bhrsera 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.

This photo is from a shady arroyo in the Chamela research station on the coast of Jalisco. The photos in the row below are also from the coast of Jalisco and Nayarit, where B. The thick trunks, unusual bark, and large leaves make these trees striking elements of the ggrandifolia tropical forests.