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Balsam Tree Bursera simaruba

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Burseraceae [family]
Bursera [genus] (3)
simaruba [species]

Classification

Burseraceae [family]
Bursera [genus] (3)
simaruba [species]

Names

English name Balsam Tree
Alternative English name Gum Tree
Alternative English name Turpentine Tree
Alternative English name West Indian birch
Alternative English name White Man Tree
Alternative English name Lime Tree
Alternative English name Terpentine Tree (Saba)
Alternative English name Tourist Tree
Papiamento name Palu di Sia Djaka (Bonaire)
Papiamento name Palu di sia Kòrá
Papiamento name Tik-tak (Bonaire)
Papiamento name Sia Blanku
Papiamento name Pal'i Siya Dushi (Aruba)
Papiamento name Takamahak (Bonaire, Curaçao)
Papiamento name Pal’i siya còrá
Papiamento name Palu di Sia Krus (Bonaire)
Valid name Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg.
Synonym Bursera bonairensis Bold.
Basionym Pistacia simaruba L.

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