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Bursera microphylla

Elephant Tree

Bursera microphylla
Bursera microphylla
Bursera microphylla

Life form2, 3: shrub, medium, tree
Habitat: rocky slopes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: pinnate
leaf shape3: oblong
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: cream to yellow
Flowering period2: July
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Burseraceae (torch-wood family)
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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