Discussion:M. toluiferum A. Rich. (1824).
M. balsamum (L.) Harms (1908).
Bailey and Bailey (1941), as Myroxylon toluiferum, but reference is probably to var pereirae. No U.S. material seen. Native Panama to n South America.
The South American variety yields a gum known in English as Tolu Balsam. It is used medicinally and as a fixative for perfumes.