Sargent in Silva (Sargent) 6: 77 in 1894, under B. havanensis Miers writes
The Strong Back was first described in the Natural History of Carolina by Mark Catesby, who discovered it on the Bahama Islands... See Volume II plate 79.
Published in Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 4: 3 (15): 207 in 1869.
Much taxonomic confusion. USDA show B. ovata Miers as a synonym of Bourreria succulenta Jacq. which PlantList shows as a synonym of Bourreria baccata Raf. Sargent in Silva (Sargent) 6: 77 in 1894 shows B. ovata Miers as a synonym of B. havanensis Miers.