Taxon: Bursera microphylla A. Gray

Genus: Bursera
Family: Burseraceae
Nomen number: 414217
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 5:155. 1861 ("1862")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 11-Aug-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Aug-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • elephant-tree  (Source: Trees US) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Baja Norte, Baja Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora, Zacatecas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California


  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. (F Ariz)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. (F SonorDes)
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. (F Baja)


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