Commiphora angolensis Engl.
  • Monogr. Phan.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Commiphora angolensis Engl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000617177. Accessed on: 28 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Fruit 0·85–1·3 × 0·7 × 1 cm., ovoid-globose, minutely apiculate, glabrous; pseudaril covering up to 2/3 of the endocarp and becoming thin above; endocarp c. 1·1 × 0·8 cm., cordiform, smooth, both faces moderately convex.

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    Disk-lobes not developed.

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    Stamen-filaments flattened and broadened towards the base.

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    Petals 2·5–4 mm. long, pilose outside except towards the margins.

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    Calyx c. 4 mm. long, infundibuliform, lobed to 1/3-way, pilose.

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    Flowers appearing with the young leaves, in axillary dichasial cymes up to 8 cm. long or the female inflorescences reduced to 1–2-flowered abbreviated cymes; branches of inflorescence pubescent; bracteoles up to 3 mm. long, filamentous, pilose; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, slender, pilose.

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    Leaves pinnate with the leaflets 2–4-jugate or occasionally 3-foliolate; petiole up to 5 cm. long, pubescent; leaflets up to 6 × 2·3 cm., oblong, elliptic-oblong, ovate or rotund, apex acute or obtuse, margin crenate-serrate, base rounded or very broadly cuneate, slightly asymmetric, sparsely pubescent above, more densely so below, occasionally almost glabrous; petiolules up to 0·5 mm. long, pubescent.

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    Bush or small tree up to 5 m. tall; bark on older specimens chestnut-brown, polygonal-reticulate on bole, flaking in scales 2 cm. across, greenish on branches and peeling in papery buff strips; young branches densely pubescent.

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    Many-stemmed shrub or bush, up to 2.5 m high. Leaves sparsely pilose to pubescent, 3-foliolate or imparipinnate; lamina up to 90 mm long; terminal leaflet elliptic to obovate, 35 x 20 mm. Flowers yellow to green.

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    Dioecious many-stemmed shrub or bush 0.5-2.5 m tall; bark grey to dark grey with brownish lenticels, often flaking locally in yellowish papery pieces; young branchlets sparsely pilose to densely pubescent, not spine-tipped. Leaves trifoliolate or pinnate, 2-4-jugate, sparsely pilose to densely pubescent, green; petiole 5-22 mm; upper three-quarters of leaflet margin crenate-serrate, lower quarter subentire to entire, terminal leaflet elliptic to broadly elliptic rarely obovate, (10-)16(-32) x (7-)10(-20) mm; petiolule 1-3(-9) mm; apex acute, rarely obtuse, base cuneate, rarely obtuse, lateral leaflets elliptic to broadly elliptic, rarely suborbicular, (5-)12(-30) x (4-)8(-18) mm, subsessile or sessile, apex acute, rarely obtuse, base cuneate or obtuse. Inflorescence: simple or compound dichasial cymes up to 50 mm long, sparsely pilose to densely pubescent. Flowers unisexual, perigynous. Pedicel 2-5 mm long, pedicel, hypanthium, calyx and corolla sparsely pilose to densely pubescent. Disc reduced without distinct lobes, adnate to hypanthium. Stamens 8. Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, ±13 x 11 x 9 mm, pilose; putamen smooth; pseudo-aril cupular with 2 facial lobes of variable length and form, covering lower quarter to half of putamen, lobe on less convex face of putamen usually longer than other lobe.

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    Habitat

    Sandy soil.

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    It grows in deep sandy soil presumably derived from the Kalahari.

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    Distribution

    Widely distributed in the northern part of S.W.A./ Namibia and also known from Botswana and a few localities in northern Tvl. Also recorded from Angola, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Burseraceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963
    • 2 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Monogr. Phan.
    • 4 Van der Walt, JJA. 1986. Simaroubaceae-Malpighiaceae: Burseraceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa 18(3): 5 - 34. BRI, Pretoria.

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    Burseraceae
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    World Flora Online consortium
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    Global Tree Assessment
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    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
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