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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Togo to Chad.

    [FWTA]

    Burseraceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A tree 20–30 ft. high
    Bark
    Smooth green bark eventually peeling in brownish papery strips
    Inflorescences
    Panicles crowded at the ends of the branches which are brownish tomentellous and marked by leaf-scars
    Note
    Often planted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Nigeria, Togo

    Commiphora kerstingii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1979 Ledermann [3166], Cameroon K000199624
    Dalziel, J.M. [572], Nigeria 16461.000
    Kersting [553], Togo K000199627 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44: 152 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2017). Flore du Cameroun 43: 1-94. Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique (Mesres), Yaoundé.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 373, 375, t. 78, 6-7.
    • Bot. Jahrb. 44: 152 (1910)

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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