Bursera fagaroides

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Bursera fagaroides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Bursera
von Jacquin ex Linnaeus
Species: B. fagaroides
Binomial name
Bursera fagaroides
Natural range of Bursera fagaroides

Bursera fagaroides is a species of tree within the genus Bursera.[1] B. fagaroides is native to the Americas in warm Temperate deciduous forest plant community habitats of the Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests Biome. It lives in regions with extended dry seasons, especially deserts.

Bursera fagaroides is similar in appearance to its genus relative Bursera microphylla, the 'Elephant tree.' However Bursera microphylla, with notably longer and more acute leaflets, differentiates from this species. [2] Both have distinctive sculptural caudiciform trunk that form with age, especially visible during drought-deciduous periods.


  1. ^ Judith X. Becerra. 2008
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009


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Photograph: Bursera fagaroides bonsai specimen.