Bursera jorullensis (Kunth) Engl.
Elaphrium copalliferum DC.
Elaphrium jorullense Kunth
Bursera copallifera is a shrub or small tree that can grow up to 7.5 metres tall, but is usually smaller.
The tree yields a resin that also has medicinal uses.
Central America - Mexico.
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A plant of the tropics, where it is usually found at elevations above 400 metres.
Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil[
The resin obtained from the trunk is used in the treatment of uterine diseases[
]. The resin is also made into ointments, and smoke from it is inhaled as a remedy for headache[
A copal resin, called 'Copal de Penca', is obtained from incisions in the trunk, the juice being collected on maguey leaves[
]. When dissolved in turpentine, it produces a transparent and very glossy varnish[
]. The reddish resin burns readily[
The bark is a source of tannins[
]. It can be used as a dye[
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