Bursera penicillata (Sessé & Moç. ex DC.) Engl.

 
  • Family : BURSERACEAE
    (BURSERA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Burseraceae
  • Basionym : Elaphrium penicillatum Sessé & Moc. ex DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bursera penicillata (Sessé & Moç. ex DC.) Engl.
  • Common name : Mexican Lavender, Mexican Linaloe
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Often cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Introduced and cultivated for the 'attar' obtained from its fruits. The leaf contains essential oils used in perfumery.
  • Key identification features : Medium sized deciduous tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-August
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Cuttack district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Krishnagiri district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district
  • Native : Mexico
  • World Distribution : Introduced elsewhere
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Bursera penicillata. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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