Bourreria is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as strongbark or strongback.[2] The generic name was chosen by Patrick Browne to honour German pharmacist Johann Ambrosius Beurer.[3] The genus is native to the Americas, where species are distributed from Mexico to northern South America, and in the Caribbean and Florida in the United States. The center of diversity is in the Caribbean, Central America,[4] and Mexico.[5]

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Bourreria ovata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Ehretioideae
Genus: Bourreria
Type species
Bourreria baccata

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Beurreria Jacq., orth. var.[1]

As of 2007 there are about 30 species in the genus.[4]

Species include:


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Bourreria". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  3. ^ Nelson, Gil (1994). The Trees of Florida: a Reference and Field Guide. Pineapple Press Inc. pp. 115–116. ISBN 978-1-56164-055-3.
  4. ^ a b c d e Gottschling, M. and J. S. Miller. (2007). A revision of Bourreria (Boraginales, Ehretiaceae) in South America. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 94(4) 734-44.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Campos Ríos, G. M. (2005). Revisión del género Bourreria P. Browne (Boraginaceae) en México. Polibotánica 19, 39-103. (Spanish)
  6. ^ Miller, J. S. and B. Sirot. (1997). A New Species of Bourreria (Boraginaceae) from Costa Rica. Novon 7(4) 395-97.
  7. ^ Véliz Pérez, M. E., et al. (2009). Especie nueva del género Bourreria (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales) de Mesoamérica. Brittonia 61(3), 237-40.
  8. ^ a b c "GRIN Species Records of Bourreria". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  9. ^ Miller, J. S. (1999). New Boraginaceae from tropical America 1: New species of Bourreria and Tournefortia from Costa Rica and a note on the publication of Cordia collococca. Novon 9(2) 230-35.

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