The Family Burseraceae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Tribe (3): Bursereae · Canarieae · Protieae
- Genus (61): Ambilobea · Aucoumea · Balsamea · Balsamodendrum · Balsamophleos · Balsamus · Bardendrum · Bdellium · Beiselia · Boswellia · Bursera · Canariellum · Canarion · Canariopsis · Canarium · Caproxylon · Colophonia · Commiphora · Crepidospermum · Dacryodes · Dammara · Elaphrium · Garuga · Haplolobus · Hemicrepidospermum · Hemisantiria · Hemprichia · Heudelotia · Icica · Icicariba · Icicaster · Icicopsis · Jurighas · Knorrea · Kunthia · Kunzmannia · Libanotus · Libanus · Lipara · Marignia · Pachylobus · Paraprotium · Pimela · Ploesslia · Protionopsis · Protium · Pseudodacryodes · Rosselia · Santiria · Santiriopsis · Scutinanthe · Simaruba · Sonzaya · Tapirocarpus · Terebinthus · Tetragastris · Tingulonga · Trattinickia · Trattinnickia · Trigonochlamys · Triomma
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2,037 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Family Burseraceae.
Aucoumea klaineana (Angouma, Gaboon, or Okoum?) is a tree in the family Burseraceae, native to equatorial west Africa in Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, and Rio Muni. It is a medium-sized hardwood tree growing to 30-40 m tall, rarely larger, with a trunk 1-2.5 m diameter above the often large basal buttresses. The tree generally grows in small stands, the roots of the trees intertwined with neighboring trees. In Gabon it is the primary timber species. [more]
Bdellium (del'e-?m) ( bedolach) is an aromatic gum like myrrh that is exuded from a tree. A medieval Arab writer first made the identification with gum guggul, the species Commiphora wightii, although "bdellium" has also been used to identify the African species C. africana and at least one other Indian species, C. stocksiana. Bdellium was an adulterant of the more costly myrrh (Commiphora myrrha); guggul is still used as a binder in perfumes. [more]
Boswellia is a of trees known for their fragrant resin which has many pharmacological uses particularly as anti-inflammatories. The Biblical incense frankincense was probably an extract from the resin of the tree, Boswellia sacra. [more]
Bursera, named after the Danish botanist (1583-1639) is a genus with about 100 described species of flowering shrubs and trees varying in size upwards to 25 m. high. They are native (often for many species endemic) to the Americas, from the southern United States south through to northern Argentina, in tropical and warm temperate forests habitats. [more]
Canarium is a of about 75 species of tropical and subtropical trees in the family Burseraceae, native to tropical Africa, southern Asia, and Australia, from southern Nigeria east to Madagascar, Mauritius, India, southern China, Indonesia and the Philippines. They are large evergreen trees up to 40-50 m tall, with alternate, pinnate leaves. [more]
Rosin, also called colophony or Greek pitch (Pix gr?ca), is a solid form of resin obtained from pines and some other plants, mostly conifers, produced by heating fresh liquid resin to vaporize the volatile liquid terpene components. It is semi-transparent and varies in color from yellow to black. At room temperature rosin is brittle, but it melts at stove-top temperatures. It chiefly consists of different resin acids, especially abietic acid. The term "colophony" comes from colophonia resina or "resin from the pine trees of Colophon," an ancient Ionic city. [more]
Commiphora is a genus of flowering plants. It includes about 185 species of trees and shrubs, often armed or thorny, native to Africa, Arabia, and the Indian subcontinent. [more]
Garuga is a of shrubs and trees in the family Burseraceae (the Incense or Torchwood Family). Members are found in Asia and America. [more]
Haplolobus is a genus of in family Burseraceae. [more]
Protium can be any of several things: [more]
Rosselia is a genus of in family Burseraceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
Santiria is a genus of in family Burseraceae. [more]
Scutinanthe is a genus of in family Burseraceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
Tetragastris is a genus of in family Burseraceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
More info about the Genus Triomma may be found here.
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