1. Family: Burseraceae Kunth
    1. Genus: Commiphora Jacq.
      1. Commiphora chaetocarpa J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Somalia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A spiny shrub or small tree, pubescent, hispidulous or hispid throughout; main stems cylindrical; outer bark peeling in grey horizontal strips, under-bark dark green; hairs on young twigs dense, erect, 0.1–0.2 mm. long; exudate scanty, creamy, faintly scented.
    Leaves
    Leaves on short-shoots 1-foliolate, those on long-shoots mostly hetero–3-foliolate, rather densely pubescent with erect hairs 0.2–0.3 mm.long; petiole 0–5 mm. long; lamina cuneate-elliptic, obovate or spathulate; rounded at the apex, up to 30 mm. long and 13 mm. wide with, on each side, 4–7 teeth and 2–3 main lateral veins which form an angle of ± 45° with the midrib.
    Flowers
    Male flowers with pedicels ± 1 mm. long; calyx ± 1.5 mm. long including triangular 0.5 mm. lobes, hispidulous with hairs 0.1–0.2 mm. long.
    Male
    Male flowers with pedicels ± 1 mm. long; calyx ± 1.5 mm. long including triangular 0.5 mm. lobes, hispidulous with hairs 0.1–0.2 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Immature corolla glabrous, greenish yellow, 2.3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit on a 1 mm. long pedicel, densely covered with erect bristly hairs 1.5–3 mm. long, at first white or grey becoming yellowish with age; style glabrous, 1.5 mm. long; excluding the bristles the fruit is ± 3 × 2.5 × (0.5 + 2) mm. in size; pericarp 2-valved.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/10, 11, p. 10.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora open bushland on gently sloping sandy soil; 200 m.; rainfall ± 230 mm.
    Distribution
    K1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Somalia

    Commiphora chaetocarpa J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 13, 1982 Gillett, J.B. [21943], Somalia K000199617 holotype

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Burserac.: 18 (1991)

    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.
    • Gillett, J.B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Burseraceae: 1-94.

    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/
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    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/
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