The Genus Bursera (Burseraceae) in Sonora, Mexico and Arizona, U.S.A.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/609146
Title:
The Genus Bursera (Burseraceae) in Sonora, Mexico and Arizona, U.S.A.
Author:
Johnson, Matthew B.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
1992
Abstract:
Bursera is a conspicuous component of the vegetation of Sonora, Mexico. This paper delineates the species of Bursera in the states of Sonora and Arizona and provides identification and descriptions including information on their distribution, habitat, morphology, phenology, and cultivation. There are 10 species of Bursera in Sonora: B. arborea, B. fagaroides, B. grandifolia, B. hindsiana, B. lancifolia, B. laxiflora, B. microphylla, B. penicillata, B. simaruba and B. stenophylla. Two species, B. fagaroides and B. micro - phylla, extend into Arizona. The ten species in Sonora and Arizona occur in desertscrub, thornscrub, tropical deciduous forest and lower oak woodland. Plant stature, leaf size and number of species decrease from southeast to northwest across Sonora. Several species of Bursera are suitable for horticulture. Further study is required to determine the taxonomic relationships of several species.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Matthew B.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-11T22:39:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-11T22:39:43Zen
dc.date.issued1992en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/609146en
dc.description.abstractBursera is a conspicuous component of the vegetation of Sonora, Mexico. This paper delineates the species of Bursera in the states of Sonora and Arizona and provides identification and descriptions including information on their distribution, habitat, morphology, phenology, and cultivation. There are 10 species of Bursera in Sonora: B. arborea, B. fagaroides, B. grandifolia, B. hindsiana, B. lancifolia, B. laxiflora, B. microphylla, B. penicillata, B. simaruba and B. stenophylla. Two species, B. fagaroides and B. micro - phylla, extend into Arizona. The ten species in Sonora and Arizona occur in desertscrub, thornscrub, tropical deciduous forest and lower oak woodland. Plant stature, leaf size and number of species decrease from southeast to northwest across Sonora. Several species of Bursera are suitable for horticulture. Further study is required to determine the taxonomic relationships of several species.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleThe Genus Bursera (Burseraceae) in Sonora, Mexico and Arizona, U.S.A.en_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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