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The Gumbo limbo tree, Bursera simaruba. Gumbo limbo produces a resin called chibou, or cachibou, that is used to make glues, varnish and incense. The reddish exfoliating bark is characteristic of this species, It is a member of the torchwood family (Burseraceae) and found in extreme southern FL, Mexico, and the West Indies. Photo taken in the Guanica dry forest, Puerto Rico.
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