Bulnesia

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Bulnesia
Bulnesia-retama-20080330.JPG
Flowering branches of B. retama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Larreoideae
Genus: Bulnesia
Gay[1]
Species

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Bulnesia is a genus of flowering plants in the caltrop family, Zygophyllaceae. The wood of some – particularly B. arborea and B. sarmientoi – is traded as verawood (colloquially "vera") or "lignum vitae". They are close relatives of the "true" lignum vitae trees of genus Guaiacum.

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Media related to Bulnesia at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Bulnesia Gay". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-06-18. Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Bulnesia Gay". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2009-09-27.