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  • Scientific Names
    • Bursera microphylla
  • English
    • Elephant Tree
    • littleleaf elephant tree
  • Spanish
    • Torote
  • Seri
    • xoop
  • Náhuatl
    • cuajiote blanco

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Recent observations

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What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

kjlamb

Date

March 23, 2004

Description

Photographed while camping near Cono Roho in the Pinacate Desert.

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Observer

elfaulkner

Date

July 9, 2014

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corbanhemphill

Date

July 19, 2007

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What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

July 7, 2007

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Observer

marek

Date

December 31, 2013

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 17, 2014 02:58 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

sjordan1

Date

February 18, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

elephant tree; Inkopah Mountains of Southern California; one of very few specimens in the vicinity, elevation appx. 2000'.

Photos / Sounds

What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

atakamara

Date

January 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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icosahedron

Date

March 17, 2013 03:30 PM PDT

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What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

finatic

Date

February 18, 2013 12:47 PM PST

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

finatic

Date

February 18, 2013 12:43 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

littleleaf elephant tree Bursera microphylla

Observer

ryanubrown

Date

November 21, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Not surprising, but this was found on the aptly named Elephant Trees Trail.

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Description from Wikipedia

Bursera microphylla belongs to the family Burseraceae in the order Sapindales. Bursera microphylla, known by the common name elephant tree in English or 'torote' in Spanish, is a tree in genus Bursera. It grows into a distinctive sculptural form, with a thickened, water-storing or caudiciform trunk. It is narrowly distributed in the United States in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park region.

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Conservation Summary

  • California, US
    2.3 (Source: CNPS)
    California Native Plant Society, California Rare Plant Rank 2.3: Plants Rare, Threatened, or Endangered in California, But More Common Elsewhere - Not very threatened in California
No range data available.