Taxon: Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg.

 
Genus: Bursera
Family: Burseraceae
Nomen number: 310563
Place of publication: Garden & Forest 3:260. 1890
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 12-Nov-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support ()
  • Environmental: ornamental ()
  • Fuels: fuelwood ()
  • Materials: gum/resin ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • 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
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Roraima]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Fournet, J. Flore illustree des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique. 1978 (F GuadMart)
  7. Gooding, E. G. et al. Flora of Barbados. (F Barbados)
  8. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  9. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  10. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  12. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  13. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  14. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  16. 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.
  17. Moscoso, R. M. Catalogus florae domingensis. (L Doming)
  18. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  19. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  20. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. (F Bajio)
  21. Standley, P. C. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721. (TreesS Mex)
  22. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  23. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  24. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310563. Accessed 23 April 2018.