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Taxon: Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg.

Genus: Bursera
Family: Burseraceae.
Nomen number: 310563
Place of publication: Garden & Forest 3:260. 1890
Name verified on: 12-Nov-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • West Indian-birch   (Source: F LAnt ) – English
  • bois de gommier blanc   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • gumbo limbo   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish
  • palo jiote   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish
  • palo mulato   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish (Mexico)
  • amerikanskt balsamträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support   (fide F Guat)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide F Guat)
  • Fuels: fuelwood   (fide Pl Book)
  • Materials: gum/resin   (fide F Guat)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida [s.]
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Amazonas, Roraima
    Western South America: Colombia

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Fournet, J. 1978. Flore illustree des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique.
  • Gooding, E. G. et al. 1965. Flora of Barbados.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. & J. Rzedowski. 1965. Synopsis of the genus Bursera L. in western Mexico, with notes on the material of Bursera collected by Sessé & Mociño. Kew Bull. 18:354–355.
  • Moscoso, R. M. 1943. Catalogus florae domingensis.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. [= Elaphrium].
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg.:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?310563 (22 August 2014)

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