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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Sepals 5, deltoid, mm long, grandifolai. In some places, it occurs very close to sharp transition zones, with pines and oaks growing just above a zone of broadleaf forest.

This photo shows the female flowers of B. Back to Bursera index. Petiole and rachis with short.

It is known only from the moist forest of the central and southern Pacific slopes of Costa Rica. The photo right of center is of a tropical dry forest in which B.

Trunks are often scarred because residents use the bark for food tea and medicine. Once pinnate, cm long. It grows in fairly tall, moist tropical subdeciduous forests of the Pacific coast of Mexico. 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.

Pink and white, attractive. One such branch removed from the tree is shown at right. Leaflets per leaf, cm long, cm 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.


Bursera grandifolia near Alamos. Trunks are often scarred because residents use the bark for food tea and medicine. Bursera simaruba as a landscape plant in the Comalcalco archaeological site in Tabasco.

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We visited the type locality of Bursera longicuspis in Grandjfolia, to find that the plants there are individuals of B. Saplings only a few years old and 1. Bursera grandifolia in flower at the beginning of the rainy season near Alamos, Sonora.

Mark Dimmitt Flowers of Bursera grandifolia at beginning of rainy season.

Bursera simaruba is often used as a living fence. This species is similar in many respects to B.

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

The gum is used for glue and caulk. 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.

The largest individual budsera have seen, at lower right, is in the parking lot at the Xochicalco archeological site in Morelos state. Bark of Bursera grandifolia after peeling. The plants seemed shorter and squatter than those at lower elevations.

With age, the branches begin to grow grrandifolia on themselves, growing around and around within the crown of the tree.

The images in the upper row are from rainforest on the Gulf coast of Mexico. The flowers of Bursera species are usually produced in male and female versions, though there are often exceptions.

Masses of pink flowers appear early in the rainy season before the trees leaf out; this is our only Bursera with conspicuous flowers. The middle photo from atop a B. These branches rest on earlier-formed, self-supporting branches, much in the way that a liana would. Bursera grandifolia does indeed have very large leaflets, which tend to be very fuzzy.


June to September before leaves emerge. The greenish grey inner bark contrasts strongly with the papery reddish outermost bark. It needs full sun. 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.

In the photo with arrows, the upper arrow indicates one of the arching branches of B. Bursera simaruba is also found on the Pacific slope, from Sonora to South America. It is leafy only during summer rainy season, quickly drought deciduous in autumn. At left are trees from the Caribbean, at Cahuita, and at the Palo Verde research station on the Pacific in the two remaining images.

The group of Bursera species that are endemic to the islands of the Caribbean appears to be part of the simaruba clade. The tea turns one’s urine red, as we can testify. Calyces with short, white hairs. Rachis terete, not winged. Growth is more rapid than for many other members of the genus. These are paler than is typical. Stems and in-florescences exuding aromatic, white sap when cut.

Here, we show it growing with the cycad Microcycas calocoma in dense woods on limestone.

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