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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This photo is from a shady arroyo in the Chamela research station on the coast of Jalisco. This species was only recently recognized as an entitiy distinct from Bursera simaruba.

It grows in slopes and canyons, often in small dispersed stands or as scattered individuals; mainly subtropical and tropical deciduous forest. It grows in fairly tall, moist tropical subdeciduous forests of the Pacific coast of Mexico. Bursera simaruba is often used as a living fence. It is leafy only during summer rainy season, quickly drought deciduous in autumn.

This species is similar in many respects to B.

With large, arcing trunks that branch near the base, this species looks like an enormous rounded shrub. Mark Dimmitt Bark of Bursera grandifolia after peeling. Bursera grandifolia is a striking tree that has potential as a landscape subject in essentially frost-free areas. Growth is more rapid than for many other members of the genus. Like some other members of the simaruba clade, this species grows in moist canyons in the transition zone between highland pine-oak forest and lowland tropical subdeciduous forest.

This is the most widespread species of Burseraoccurring from southern Florida and the Caribbean, along both coasts of Mexico to South America. With age, the branches begin to grow back on themselves, growing around and around within the crown of the tree.


Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

It is sometimes hard to tell from B. By seeds or cuttings. Thick sections of branch readily root and make perfect grandkfolia posts that don’t rot in tropical climates as dead wooden posts would. Where the land narrows in Central America, these plants can be found bursfra both coasts very close to one another in very different forest types, from Caribbean slope rainforest to Pacific dry forest, as in these images are from Costa Rica.

The group of Bursera species that are endemic to the islands of the Caribbean appears to be part of the simaruba clade. Bursera grandifolia Photo by: Masses of pink flowers appear early in the rainy season before the trees leaf out; this is our only Bursera with conspicuous flowers.

These are paler than is typical. Petiole and rachis with short.

This Bursera ovalifolia in the forest of the Chamela resarch station in Jalisco is crowned with leaves in the first week of rain of the season. Bursera grandifolia in flower at the beginning of the rainy season near Alamos, Sonora. It grows in very dry forest with many other Bursera species and many columnar cacti. That is, it grows high in other trees, but sends long, flexible, liana-like roots down to the forest floor. It is very hard to tell apart from B.

The thick trunks, unusual bark, and large leaves make these trees striking elements of the dry tropical forests. Palo mulato thrives in tropical deciduous forest, growing up to 30 feet 9 m tall. 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.


Pruned branches of this tree are sometimes used for fence posts that often form roots and develop into a new tree. In Mexico, the Pacific and Atlantic populations of Bursera simaruba are widely separated. The leaves of B.

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The largest individual we have seen, at lower right, is in the parking lot at the Xochicalco archeological site in Morelos state. Pink and white, attractive.

This species is very distinctive for its leaves with three large hairy leaflets. Back to Burseraceae index. 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.

The greenish grey inner bark contrasts strongly with the papery reddish outermost bark. Bark of Bursera grandifolia just beginning to peel. Bursera simaruba is found on all the islands of the Caribbean, from the smallest to the largest.

Branches and flowers of Bursera grandifolia. This brsera shows the female flowers of Nursera.

Bursera grandifolia

These branches rest on earlier-formed, self-supporting branches, much in the way that a liana would. Bursera species usually flower and start to grandifplia out just as the dry season is ending. Saplings only a few years old and 1. 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.