This member of the Burseraceae
family was given this name by Asa Gray in 1861. It is found in the
deserts of California, Arizona and Mexico, growing in grit or other
well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The
stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter and four meters high.
The flowers are greenish pale yellow.
Named after: Joachim Burser, German/Danish botanist