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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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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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annaleavitt

Date

November 26, 2016 11:18 AM PST

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Square

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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mhedin

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November 26, 2016 12:25 PM PST

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Square

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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c_michael_hogan

Date

December 31, 2008 06:55 AM PST

Description

Growing on the bajada near a dry streambed

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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swells

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November 6, 2016 04:17 PM HST

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Square

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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ppluxo

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October 4, 2016 05:00 PM MDT

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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gabriel36

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September 29, 2016 09:58 AM CST

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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pioleon

Date

August 30, 2016 08:45 AM MDT

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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rafas_lara

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August 20, 2016 06:50 PM MST

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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gbentall

Date

August 11, 2016 11:17 AM MST

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Square

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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pioleon

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July 4, 2016 08:01 PM MDT

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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naviwing

Date

June 5, 2016 02:14 PM EDT

Description

Seen at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens.

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Square

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Elephant Tree Bursera microphylla

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hfabian

Date

March 21, 2016
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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.
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