Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg.

Tall tree, bark red or dark red-brown, peeling in strips; leaves deciduous, leaflets commonly 5-7, narrowly ovate, ovate-oblong or oblong-lanceolate, mostly 5-12 cm, acuminate or cuspidate-acuminate, more or less pubescent when young, hairless when older or sometimes pubescent on underside; flowers trimeric, green or yellow, fragrant, panicles much shorter than leaves; fruit of variable form and size, 6-10 mm long, 3-valved.

Common names: almácigo, almácigo colorado, azucarero. This species is also known, colloquially, in English as the "tourist tree" because its bark turns red in the sun and peels.

Common species growing across Cuba.

Bursera simaruba
Bursera simaruba, dead leaflets
Bursera simaruba, fruit
Bursera simaruba, bark

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