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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 4–10 m. tall; trunk well-defined, pale, not very straight, usually somewhat angled, often 12–14 cm. diameter, at breast height; outer bark peeling in small yellowish scrolls; slash red; exudate producing a white gum; twigs rather zigzag, fluted, puberulous and ± 1.5 mm. in diameter when young.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually 3–7(–9)-foliolate, but sometimes all are 3-foliolate, puberulous or pubescent; rhachis up to 6 cm. long including the 1–3 cm. petiole; lateral leaflets elliptic-oblong, acute at the base, coarsely crenate-serrate throughout their length, up to 4 × 3 cm. in 3-foliolate leaves, rarely more than 3 × 1 cm. in 5–7-foliolate leaves, terminal leaflet cuneate-obovate, often attenuate basally, up to 5 × 3 cm.
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish yellow, appearing just before or with the young leaves, among pubescent oblong bracts ± 1 mm. long, the ♂ flowers up to 25 together on pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long, ♀ flowers 2–6 together on 0–1 mm. pedicels. Male calyx densely puberulous, ± 2 mm. long including 0.3 mm. triangular lobes; petals linear-elliptic, appressed pubescent outside except at the margin, 4–5 mm. long, 0.2–0.3 mm. wide, ± reflexed when mature; filaments 3 and 2 mm., anthers 0.7 and 0.6 mm. long.
    Male
    Male calyx densely puberulous, ± 2 mm. long including 0.3 mm. triangular lobes; petals linear-elliptic, appressed pubescent outside except at the margin, 4–5 mm. long, 0.2–0.3 mm. wide, ± reflexed when mature; filaments 3 and 2 mm., anthers 0.7 and 0.6 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit sessile, glabrous, flattened ovoid-elliptic, 8 × 7 × (2 + 3.5) mm. (when dry); pericarp 2-valved; pseudaril with 4 triangular lobes, that on the sterile locule ± half as long as the stone, the other 3 rather shorter; stone mottled olive-grey, very slightly carunculate, with gently convex faces, ± 7 × 6 × (1.5 + 2.5) mm.
    Figures
    Fig. 13/5–9, p. 72.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora bushland on eluvial soil, usually near mountains; 500–1000 m.; rainfall 350–500 mm.
    Distribution
    K1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Commiphora hildebrandtii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 15, 1987 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1509] K000425338 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 4: 15 (1883)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0