Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Bursera grandifolia. Add a brief summary to this page. With large, arcing trunks that branch near the base, this species looks like an enormous rounded shrub. Bursera grandifolia does indeed have very large leaflets. Nat Prod Commun. Nov;4(11) Phenacetin isolated from Bursera grandifolia, a herbal remedy with antipyretic properties. Velázquez F(1).

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Cuttings made in summer may form roots and begin vegetative growth within eight weeks.

Phenacetin isolated from Bursera grandifolia, a herbal remedy with antipyretic properties.

This species is remarkable in the simaruba clade for being grzndifolia species with the thinnest twigs. The plants seemed shorter and squatter than those at lower elevations. It grows in fairly tall, moist tropical subdeciduous forests of the Pacific coast of Mexico.

The greenish grey inner bark contrasts strongly with the papery reddish outermost bark.

For cuts, the dried and ground bark is applied and rubbed in, with such treatment the cut heals in a short time without infection. Rachis terete, not winged.

Thick sections of branch readily root and make perfect fence posts that don’t rot in tropical climates as dead wooden grandfiolia would. It is leafy only during summer rainy season, quickly drought deciduous in autumn. It needs full sun. Also Guerrero, Colima and southwestern Chihuahua.


Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

With age, the branches begin to grow back on themselves, growing around and around within the crown of the tree. These branches rest on earlier-formed, self-supporting branches, much in the way that a liana would.

Bursera grandifolia look like to the related Bursera simaruba but is readily distinguished by its unusual bark, fewer, larger, velvety-pubescent leaflets with prominent veins, and ornamental masses of pink to whitish flowers.

Ovoid, mm long, reddish, trivalvate. Flowers of Bursera grandifolia at beginning of rainy season. In Mexico, the Pacific and Atlantic populations of Bursera simaruba are widely separated. The leaves of B. Bursera grandifolia near Alamos. Bursera grandifolia near Alamos, Sonora. It grows in warm, rather moist tropical deciduous forests on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Panicles compact to loose as long as cm, many-flowered. Masses of pink flowers appear early in the rainy season before the trees leaf out; this is our only Bursera with conspicuous flowers.

This beautiful tree is found in the central Balsas Depression in central southern Mexico.

Meyer Bursera grandifolia in flower at the beginning of the rainy season near Alamos, Sonora. The inner bark is bright red, smooth and often with a powdery bloom glaucous that can be rubbed off and lacks fragrance. It was 8 cm in diameter grandfiolia 4 meters long! This strange species from western Mexico begins life like a normal tree, with a conventional trunk and branches that all support their own weight left.


The photos in the row below are also from the coast of Jalisco and Nayarit, where B. You can see the red to copper bark and bluish foliage here and there across the hillside. It is less commonly found in thornscrub where it is a smaller tree.

The male flowers, in contrast, have five petals. Twigs often with the first several commonly 4 or 5 leaves of the season unifoliolate. Bark of Bursera grandifolia just beginning to peel.

Bursera grandifolia (Schltdl.) Engl. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science

It has deep, steel blue-gray to green bark with rusty papery peelings. At left are trees from the Caribbean, at Cahuita, and at the Palo Verde research station on the Pacific in the two remaining images. Bark of Bursera grandifolia in mid peel. These magnificent trees are particularly striking for the deep red color of their trunks, which are an amazing sight sprawling in grandifoli, shady canyons, as at left, or ascending in open forest, grandufolia at right.

This species is very distinctive for its leaves with three large hairy leaflets.