gumbo-limbo Burseraceae Bursera
simaruba (L.) Sarg.
Leaf: Alternate, pinnately compound, 8 to 12 inches, 7 to 9 leaflets, shiny dark green above, paler below.
Flower: Very small, green, in spike-like clusters.
Fruit: In clusters (2 to 5 inches long), individuals football-shaped, red, 1/2 inch long.
Twig: Moderate, light brown, numerous lenticels, raised, heart-shaped leaf scars, buds are short and round.
Bark: Orange brown, peeling to reveal olive green beneath, smells of turpentine.
Form: Medium sized tree up to 60 feet, round crown, large limbs.