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Turpentine Tree (Bursera simaruba) Torchwood Family. This sreading, aromatic native of the West Indies and Florida is recognized by its smooth reddish bark which peels off in papery flakes. A turpentine-like smell is given off by the tree resin. This resin or chibou has been used in glue, varnish and incense. Other common names for this tree includes: gumbo, limbo, tourist nose and living fence post tree.
Turpentine Tree (Bursera simaruba) Torchwood Family. This sreading, aromatic native of the West Indies and Florida is recognized by its smooth reddish bark which peels off in papery flakes. A turpentine-like smell is given off by the tree resin. This resin or chibou has been used in glue, varnish and incense. Other common names for this tree includes: gumbo, limbo, tourist nose and living fence post tree.
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