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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Northern Prov.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small tree c. 5 m. tall; bark peeling, yellowish (green in the underlayer); young branches tomentose or densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate; petiole up to 10 cm. long, tomentose; leaflets 3–4-jugate, lamina c. 6 × 3·3 cm., oblong to obovate-oblong, apex acute or obtuse, margin coarsely crenate or crenate-serrate, base rounded (cuneate in terminal leaflet) and asymmetric, densely pilose or tomentose on both surfaces; petiolules c. 0·5 mm. long, tomentose.
    Flowers
    Flowers appearing with the leaves, in axillary paniculate cymes up to c. 15 cm. long; branches of inflorescence tomentose; pedicels clustered, very short, or the flowers subsessile; bracteoles c. 6 mm. long, lanceolate-subulate, densely pilose.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 2 mm. long, campanulate, lobed less than half-way, densely pilose outside.
    Corolla
    Petals 2–3 mm. long, spreading, pilose outside.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments subterete.
    Disc
    Disk-lobes 4, pilose.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 1·2 × 0·8 cm., ellipsoid, minutely apiculate, pilose; pseudaril with (3) 4 arms; endocarp c. 8·5 × 5 mm., surface rather lumpy, both faces moderately convex.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Commiphora marlothii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Pole-Evans, I.B. [2605], Botswana K000285553
    Miller, O.B. [B802], Botswana K000285552
    Marloth [3397], Zimbabwe K000425445
    Pawek, J. [7705], Malawi K000285555
    Baines, T. [s.n.], Botswana K000285554
    Hansen, O.J. [3470], Botswana K000285551

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 44: 155 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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