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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    10 / 17 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    West

  • City

    Buena Park

  • State

    California

  • Posted by

    LM Price

Notes:

It’s over 30 years old but was left in a small pot. It might grow to Palo Verde size if in the ground. Think reddish bark, smooth; white, hard wood. Reminds me of Manzanita. Bought it at a “rare cactus” specialty store a long time ago. No common name on it and the label with the scientific name is long gone.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    A close up of red torchwood leaves. http://swbiodiversity.org/imglib/arizona/SEINet/201702/BurseraceaeBurserahindsiana24J_1487431646.jpg

    November 18th, 2017 at 10:52am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to Bursera genus information. http://www.sdnhm.org/oceanoasis/fieldguide/burs-hin.html

    November 18th, 2017 at 10:17am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a species in the torchwood-Burseraceae family. I’m guessing this looks like B. hindsiana, common names include copal, red torchwood, etc… According to sources, it is also grown as bonsa. Check it out and see if you have a match. Click on images twice to enlarge from the included link below. Best wishes! https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/5800979

    November 18th, 2017 at 10:36am

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