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Photo by Thomas Muller.

Photo By PalmBob.

Author: Townshend Stith Brandegee, 1891
Origin:  Baja California, S Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  3,5-5 Meters
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Torote Prieto, Torchwood, Copla
Synonyms:  Bursera goldmanii, Engl.
Bursera hindsiana var. rhoifolia, Engl.
Bursera macdougalii, Engl.
Bursera rhoifolia, I.M.Johnst.
Elaphrium goldmanii, Rose.
Elaphrium hindsianum, Benth.
Elaphrium macdougalii, Rose.
Elaphrium rhoifolium, Benth.
Terebinthus macdougali,i Rose.
Terebinthus rhoifolia, Rose.

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Townshend Stith Brandegee in 1891. It is found on Baja California, and in southern Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stems only grow to fifteen centimetres - a bit slim for a true caudiciform - and the bush will eventually reach three and a half or even five meters height. The small flowers are greenish yellow or crème coloured.

Named after: Joachim Burser, German/Danish botanist (1583-1639). The species name after Richard Brinsley Hinds, a British naturalist.