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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Bush or small tree up to 5 m. tall, usually glabrous except for the bracteoles; bark smooth, peeling in whitish strips, under layer dark green.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate or pinnate with the leaflets 2-jugate (rarely 3-jugate); petiole up to 4·5 cm. long, sometimes sparsely pilose, slender and often twisted; terminal leaflet up to 5·8 × 3 cm., obovate to broadly obovate, apex rounded, base gradually cuneate, lateral leaflets up to 4 × 2·5 cm., elliptic, broadly elliptic or obovate, apex obtuse, base cuneate; all leaflets with margins entire or with a few crenations near the apex, glabrous, glaucous; petiolules up to 1 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers appearing with the very young leaves, in axillary paniculate cymes up to 4 cm. long or the female inflorescences reduced to 1–2-flowered abbreviated cymes; branches of inflorescence very slender; bracteoles c. 3 mm. long, filamentous, pubescent; pedicels up to 3 mm. long, slender.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 3–5 mm., long, infundibuliform, lobed to about 1/3-way.
    Corolla
    Petals 2–3 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments flattened and broadened towards the base.
    Disc
    Disk-lobes not developed.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 1·2 cm. in diam., globose, somewhat flattened; pseudaril covering about 2/3 of the endocarp and becoming thin above; endocarp c. 1 × 0·75 cm., subcordiform, smooth, both faces moderately convex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Other Data

    Commiphora tenuipetiolata Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Codd, L.E. [4836], South Africa K000285582
    Dinter [1721], South Africa K000425476
    Dinter [2109], South Africa K000425477
    Clark, D.H.M. [387], Zimbabwe K000285581
    Rogers, A. [20763], South Africa K000425475 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 48: 483 (1912)

    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.
    • 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
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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