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Commiphora saxicola Engl.

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Commiphora saxicola

Image 1
03 May 2008

Commiphora saxicola

Image 2
21 Dec 2006

Commiphora saxicola

Image 3
28 Apr 2007

Commiphora saxicola

Image 4
25 Mar 2008

Commiphora saxicola

Image 5
25 Mar 2008

Family: Burseraceae
Full name: Commiphora saxicola Engl.
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Rots-kanniedood, Balsembos, Kanniedood
English common name(s): Rock commiphora, Rock corkwood
Synonym(s): Commiphora dulcis Engl.
Status: Endemic
Description: Dioecious shrub-like tree or small tree 0.2-4 m tall with trunk 0.1-1.5 m long; bark grey, finely pitted, smooth, not peeling; young ranchlets with glandular hairs but otherwise glabrous, not spine-tipped. Leaves pinnate, 2-6-jugate, with glandular hairs but otherwise glabrous, green; petiole 3-35 mm long; leaflets suborbicular to oblate, (3-)12(-17) x (3-)12(-17) mm; petiolules less than 1 mm long; margin rather coarsely crenate-serrate, apex emarginate or truncate, base cuneate or truncate. Inflorescence: raceme or thyrsoid up to 60 mm long, with glandular hairs. Flowers unisexual, perigynous, subsessile. Pedicel, calyx, corolla and ovary with glandular hairs. Disc obscurely 8-lobed, adnate to hypanthium. Stamens 8. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, 10 x 6 x 6 mm, glabrous; putamen smooth; pseudo-aril orange, cupular without any lobes, covering lower third of putamen. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 18 Apr 2024

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