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Genus: Commiphora

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Sapindales > Family: Burseraceae

About 200 species (mainly Africa but also Arabian Peninsula and India), with 40 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Commiphora africana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora anacardiifolia

 

Commiphora angolensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora caerulea

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora capensis

 

Commiphora cervifolia

 

Commiphora crenato-serrata

 

Commiphora dinteri

 

Commiphora discolor

 

Commiphora edulis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora gariepensis (Gariep corkwood)

A tree found along the Gariep (= Orange) River.

 

Commiphora giessii

 

Commiphora glandulosa (Tall common corkwood)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora glaucescens

 

Commiphora gracilifrondosa

 

Commiphora harveyi (Red-stemmed corkwood)

 

Commiphora kaokoensis

 

Commiphora karibensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora kraeuseliana

 

Commiphora kuneneana

 

Commiphora marlothii (Paperbark corkwood)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora mollis (Velvet corkwood)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora mossambicensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora multijuga

 

Commiphora namaensis

 

Commiphora neglecta

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora oblanceolata

 

Commiphora pyracanthoides

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora saxicola

 

Commiphora schlecteri

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Commiphora schimperi

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora serrata

Recorded from Mozambique. See Flora of Mozambique.

 

Commiphora steynii (Ring-bark corkwood)

A tree from northeastern Namibia with pale ashy grey, non-peeling bark.

 

Commiphora tenuipetiolata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora ugogensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora viminea

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Commiphora virgata

 

Commiphora wildii

 

Commiphora woodii

 

Commiphora zanzibarica (Pongola corkwood)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

References

  • Swanepoel, W. 2006. Two new species of Commiphora (Burseraceae) from southern Africa. Bothalia 36(1): 45-56.

 


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