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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to E. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small spreading glabrous tree 2–4(–6) m. tall, often broader than tall, with a well-defined but short trunk up to 1.5 m. tall and 12 or 15 cm. in diameter, lower branches sagging and often lying on the ground; bark white, peeling in large sheets from the blue-green under-bark; slash reddish; exudate almost scentless; young twigs fluted, 1–1.5 mm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate on short-shoots, 3–5(–7)-foliolate on long-shoots; petiole up to 35 mm. long, usually longer, often much longer, than the lateral leaflets; leaflets with 1–6 crenations above the middle on each side, ± entire below, the terminal usually abruptly narrowed into a remarkable narrow stalk-like base 1–10 mm. long which is easily mistaken for an extension of the rhachis, the expanded portion obovate or oblate, rounded, truncate or emarginate, often broader than long, up to 17 mm. long and 20 mm. wide; lateral leaflets almost sessile, orbicular to elliptic-obovate, up to 11 mm. long and 10 mm. wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences and flowers appearing with the leaves, the ♂ often in pairs on a common peduncle (but galled flowers only seen), the ♀ single.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle ± 1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx divided almost to the base into triangular-ovate lobes ± 1.3 mm. long.
    Staminodes
    Sterile stamens in ♀ flowers 8, shorter than the calyx.
    Fruits
    Fruit-stalk 4–14 mm. long, of which 2–10 mm. peduncle, 2–4 mm. pedicel; drupe glabrous, flattened-ellipsoid, apiculate, measuring, when dry, 7–8 × 6–7 × (2.5 + 3) mm.; pseudaril with broad ovate facial lobes covering most of the stone and no sutural lobes; stone smooth, with both faces gently convex, ± 6.5 × 5 × (1.2 + 1.8) mm.
    Figures
    Fig. 15/8–10, p. 82.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora open bushland, often on alluvium; 60–600 m.; rainfall 220–350 mm.
    Distribution
    K1 K7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Other Data

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 19, 1987 Dale, J.R. [711b], Kenya K000425398 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Burserac.: 83 (1991)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Gillett, J.B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Burseraceae: 1-94.

    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