Name that plant

Back to Name that Plant

  • Date Photo Taken

    10 / 17 / 2017

  • Season Photo Was Taken


  • Region Photo Was Taken


  • City

    Buena Park

  • State


  • Posted by

    LM Price


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.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    A close up of red torchwood leaves.

    November 18th, 2017 at 10:52am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to Bursera genus information.

    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!

    November 18th, 2017 at 10:36am

  • Advertisement

Leave A Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *