Commiphora bruceae Chiov.

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1941: 133 (1941)
This name is a synonym of Commiphora kua

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Gillett, J.B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Burseraceae: 1-94. [Cited as Commiphora kua.]
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps. [Cited as Commiphora kua.]
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Commiphora kua.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Commiphora bruceae.]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chiov. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1941: 133 (1941).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 85 (1961).
  • Vollesen in Fl. Eth. 3: 473 (1990).

Other Data

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