Bursera tomentosa (Jacq.) Triana & Planch.
  • Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot.

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General Information

Bursera tomentosa (Jacq.) Triana & Planch., Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., sér. 5, 14: 304. 1872; Elaphrium tomentosum Jacq.

Arboles, 2–20 m de alto, corteza lisa, gris a café-rojiza, no exfoliante. Hojas una vez pinnadas, hasta 19.5 cm de largo y 15 cm de ancho, tomentosas, raquis alado; folíolos 5–13 (–17), ovalados a obovados, ápice agudo u obtuso, crenados, mucho más claros en el envés que en la haz. Panículas 3.5–15 cm de largo (hasta 10.5 cm de largo cuando en fruto); sépalos 4, 2/3 a casi tan largos como los pétalos; pétalos 4, 3–5 mm de largo. Frutos subglobosos o elipsoides (obovoides), 7–11 (–15) mm de largo, 2-valvados, cafés al madurar.

Común, en bosques secos en la zona norcentral hasta Chontales; 40–1300 m; fl ene, may–jul, fr jun–nov; Stevens 2992, 20202; Chiapas a Colombia y Venezuela. El material colectado en flor sin hojas se puede diferenciar de B. diversifolia por sus flores más grandes. Se la usa como cercos vivos; se dice que la corteza es medicinal. "Caraño".

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    Small trees, 5-10 m high; bark on the branches red, glabrate; branchlets tomentose, yellowish. Leaves odd-pinnate, grayish- or yellowish-tomentose, be- coming less so with age, 5-20 cm long; petioles not winged, 10-44 mm long; leaflets (5-) 7-11, elliptic to ovate elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, slightly in- equilateral, the laterals rounded to acute apically and obtuse basally, the termin- als acute apically and basally, coriaceous, the margins crenate, tomentose and lighter beneath, less pubescent above with shorter trichomes, 27-62 mm long and 14-25 mm wide, the middle pairs usually largest, sessile or with petiolules to 1 mm long; rachis winged, the wing elliptic to oblanceolate, to 9 mm wide. Inflorescences tomentose, the staminate 1 cm long, the carpellate 2-6.5 cm long in fruit. Flowers 4-merous, with tomentose pedicels 3-6 mm long; staminate flowers with the sepals 4, connate basally, ovate, tomentose, ca. 1 mm long, the petals 4, ovate, pubescent, 1.5 mm long and less than 1 mm wide, thickened slightly and incurved apically, the stamens 8, the filaments less than 1 mm long, those opposite the sepals longer, the disc 8-lobed; carpellate flowers with the sepals 4, acute, 2-3 mm long, persistent in fruit, the stamens often persistent in fruit, the stigma 2-lobed, persistent in fruit. Fruits obovoid, glabrous, green, ma- turing copper-red and drying brown, 7-8 mm long and 5-7 mm in diameter, dehiscing by 2 valves; pyrenes 1, 1-seeded, bony, whitish, ovoid, convex, 6-8.5 mm long and 5-8 mm wide; seed coat black.

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    This species occurs in Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Venezuela, and the Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaqao.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Roraima

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