Commiphora cervifolia Van der Walt
  • J. S. African Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Commiphora cervifolia Van der Walt. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000617219. Accessed on: 08 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Thick-stemmed, deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 3 m tall; bark smooth, with dark patches; branches with short, stout branchlets. Leaves trifoliolate, ± strap-shaped and irregularly lobed. Flowers small, yellowish to reddish. Fruit an ellipsoidal berry.

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    Dioecious shrub-like tree 0.5-3.0 m tall, trunk branching near ground level into thick stems with a succulent appearance; bark greyish green to yellowish brown with dark patches, not peeling; young branchlets glabrous, short and stout. Leaves trifoliolate, glabrous, green; petiole 2-5 mm long; leaflets cultrate or narrowly oblanceolate and usually irregularly lobed, (2-)7(-12) x (1-)2(-3) mm, sessile, margin entire irrespective of lobes, apex acute to obtuse, base cuneate. Inflorescence: dichasial cymes up to 10 mm long, glandular, or flowers solitary. Flowers unisexual, perigynous. Pedicel 1.0-1.5 mm long, calyx and hypanthium fleshy and glandular. Disc 4-lobed, adnate to hypanthium. Stamens 8. Fruit ellipsoid, ±11 x 10 x 6 mm, glabrous; putamen smooth; pseudo-aril absent.

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    Habitat

    Rocky slopes and outcrops.

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    The annual rainfall in these areas is less than 80 mm.

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    Distribution

    Ai-Ais to near Goodhouse to Cornellsberg.

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    Confined to the semi-desert areas of southern S.W.A./Namibia and north-western Cape. It has been collected in the vicinity of Ai-Ais, at Goodhouse and near Vioolsdrif.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 J. S. African Bot.
    • 2 Snijman, DA. 2013. Burseraceae. 341 - 342. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 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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    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Assessment
    http://www.bgci.org/
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International