Gumbo Limbo

Nature Preserve Tour

Gumbo Limbo

University Park, Florida 33174, United States

Created By: Florida International University


The Gumbo-Limbo (Bursera simaruba) is a medium-sized tree growing up to 30-40 feet tall with a trunk diameter of 2-3 feet. Winter-migrating birds tend to flock to the Gumbo-Limbo to consume its attractive red berries. Its bark is dark green and marked with notably shiny red shavings peeling off from the bark. Because of this, The Gumbo-Limbo is comically referred to as the "tourist tree" as it resembles the peeling skin of sunburnt tourists.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Nature Preserve Tour


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