Taxon  Report   1227    
Bursera microphylla  A. Gray
Elephant tree,  Littleleaf elephanttree
Bursera microphylla
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
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Bursera microphylla
© Dorothy Judd 1999 California Academy of Sciences
Bursera microphylla, a dicot, is a tree that is native to California, Arizona, Baja California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Bursera microphylla
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Genus: Bursera
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

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This plant is available commercially.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).