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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

[FZ]

Burseraceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Bush or small tree up to 5 m. tall; bark on older specimens chestnut-brown, polygonal-reticulate on bole, flaking in scales 2 cm. across, greenish on branches and peeling in papery buff strips; young branches densely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnate with the leaflets 2–4-jugate or occasionally 3-foliolate; petiole up to 5 cm. long, pubescent; leaflets up to 6 × 2·3 cm., oblong, elliptic-oblong, ovate or rotund, apex acute or obtuse, margin crenate-serrate, base rounded or very broadly cuneate, slightly asymmetric, sparsely pubescent above, more densely so below, occasionally almost glabrous; petiolules up to 0·5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers appearing with the young leaves, in axillary dichasial cymes up to 8 cm. long or the female inflorescences reduced to 1–2-flowered abbreviated cymes; branches of inflorescence pubescent; bracteoles up to 3 mm. long, filamentous, pilose; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, slender, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx c. 4 mm. long, infundibuliform, lobed to 1/3-way, pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 2·5–4 mm. long, pilose outside except towards the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments flattened and broadened towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk-lobes not developed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 0·85–1·3 × 0·7 × 1 cm., ovoid-globose, minutely apiculate, glabrous; pseudaril covering up to 2/3 of the endocarp and becoming thin above; endocarp c. 1·1 × 0·8 cm., cordiform, smooth, both faces moderately convex.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Commiphora angolensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 13, 2008 Crawford, F. [104], Namibia K000450352
Jun 16, 1970 Gossweiler, J. [s.n.], Angola K000425446
Jun 16, 1970 Dinter [727], Namibia K000425473
Apr 25, 1970 Lugard, E.J. [86], Botswana K000285558 lectotype
Apr 25, 1970 Lugard, C.E. [34], Botswana K000285559 Unknown type material
Apr 25, 1970 Lugard, C.E. [34], Botswana K000285560 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1959 Baines, J.T. [s.n.], Botswana K000285561 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1950 Welwitsch [4494], Angola K000425447 Unknown type material
Fanshawe, D.B. [5471], Zambia K000285562
Welwitsch [4488], Angola K000425448
Welwitsch [4485], Angola K000425449
Rehmann [5324], South Africa K000425478
Winter, B. de [7507], Botswana K000285556
Winter, B. de [7411], Botswana K000285557
Seiner II [393] K000425474

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 4: 24 (1883)

Accepted by

  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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