1. Family: Burseraceae Kunth
    1. Genus: Commiphora Jacq.
      1. Commiphora eminii Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to NE. Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Burseraceae, J.B. Gillett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Unarmed trees 5–18 m. tall; bark smooth, grey, often fluted; young stems with a waxy bloom, strigose-pilose or glabrous, very brittle; slash white, turning purple, ± aromatic but without a noticeable exudate.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3–13-foliolate, sparsely strigose-pilose or glabrous; petiole slender, up to 7 cm. long; leaflets lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, up to 8 cm. long and 3 cm. wide, broadly cuneate basally, ± acuminate, the margin usually crenate-serrate or almost entire.
    Buds
    Prophylls well developed, green, up to 3 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers appearing with the leaves in axillary sparsely pubescent or glabrescent paniculate cymes up to 11 cm. long, including peduncles up to 9 cm.; bracts linear-lanceolate, usually caducous but sometimes subpersistent, foliaceous and up to 10 mm. × 3 mm.; pedicels up to 4 mm. long, usually pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx usually pubescent at first and later glabrescent, campanulate on a saucer-shaped receptacle, ± 1.5 mm. long, divided for half its length into acute triangular lobes.
    Corolla
    Petals 2–4 mm. long, glabrous or with a few hairs in a central line.
    Filaments
    Filaments 3 and 1.7 mm., anthers 0.9 and 0.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose-ellipsoid or a flattened spheroid, glabrous, 12–14 × 10–12 × (4 + 8) mm.; pericarp 2-valved; pseudaril red with 4 linear arms, the sutural as long as the stone, fertile facial 1/3 – 1/2 as long, sterile facial ± 3/4 as long; stone asymmetrically ellipsoid, smooth, ± 8 × 6 × × (2 + 3) mm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Commiphora eminii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Stuhlmann [4162], Tanzania K000425380

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 230 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Gillett, J.B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Burseraceae: 1-94.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 82 (1949).
    • B.D. Burtt in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1935: 108, 111 (1935).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(1): 788, fig. 371H–Hb (1915).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 48: 476, fig. 2H–Hb (1912).
    • Engl., P.OA. C: 230 (1895)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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