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Sonoran Desert Plants
Bursera microphylla (Elephant Tree)

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 Bursera microphylla

 Bursera microphylla

 Bursera microphylla

 Bursera microphylla

 Bursera microphylla

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: shrub,medium,tree
Leaf Description: alternate pinnate
Flower Color: cream to yellow
Flowering Period: July
Spines: spineless
Family: Burseraceae (torch-wood family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, A. Salywon, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 11. Eudicots: Brassicaceae and Burseraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-6, 1-48 page 44 (5.6 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Bursera microphylla (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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