Trees of El Salvador: Bursera Simaruba, Manchineel Tree, Plumeria Rubra, Muntingia, Spondias Mombin, Cupressus Lusitanica, Tabebuia Rosea

9781155791258: Trees of El Salvador: Bursera Simaruba, Manchineel Tree, Plumeria Rubra, Muntingia, Spondias Mombin, Cupressus Lusitanica, Tabebuia Rosea
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 120. Not illustrated. Chapters: Bursera Simaruba, Manchineel Tree, Plumeria Rubra, Muntingia, Spondias Mombin, Cupressus Lusitanica, Tabebuia Rosea, Sabal Mexicana, Ilama, Abies Guatemalensis, Avicennia Germinans, Genipa Americana, Acacia Cornigera, Erythrina Fusca, Cedrela Odorata, Amyris Elemifera, Mexican White Pine, Chicle, Crescentia Alata, White Sapote, Psidium Guajava, Castilla Elastica, Nance, Arbutus Xalapensis, Swietenia Macrophylla, Guaiacum Sanctum, Pouteria Campechiana, Magnolia Guatemalensis, Sideroxylon Celastrinum, Crescentia Cujete, Attalea Cohune, Annona Purpurea, Heliocarpus Americanus, Taxus Globosa, Swietenia Humilis. Excerpt: Elaphrium simaruba (L.) RosePistacia simaruba L. Bursera simaruba, commonly known as the Gumbo-limbo, is a tree species in the family Burseraceae, native to tropical regions of the Americas from the southeasternmost United States (southern Florida) south through Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and Venezuela. LeavesBursera simaruba is a small to medium-sized tree growing to 30 m tall, with a diameter of 1 meter or less at 1.5 meters above ground. The bark is shiny dark red, the leaves are spirally arranged and pinnate with 7-11 leaflets, each leaflet broad ovate, 4-10 cm long and 2-5 cm broad. The Gumbo-limbo is often referred to as the Tourist Tree because the tree's bark is red and peeling, like the skin of sunburnt tourists, who are a common sight in the plant's range. Some ripe fruits are present year-round, but the main fruiting season is March and April in the northern part of the plant's range. The fruits are a small three-valved capsule encasing a single seed which is covered in a red fatty aril (seedcoat) of 5-6 mm diameter. Both ripe and unripe fruits are borne quite loosely on their stems and can spontaneously detach if the tree is shaken. Ripe capsules dehisce or are crack...

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