Commiphora gracilifrondosa Dinter ex Van der Walt
  • J. S. African Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Commiphora gracilifrondosa Dinter ex Van der Walt. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000617290. Accessed on: 30 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Dioecious shrub-like tree 1-3 m tall, trunk branching above ground level into thick stems with succulent appearance; bark reddish brown with dark spots, not peeling; young branchlets glabrous, slender, not spine-tipped. Leaves trifoliolate with the terminal leaflet often irregularly lobed, glabrous, green; petiole 4-20 mm long; leaflets linear to cultrate but very variable in size and form, sessile or subsessile, margin irregularly and rather coarsely dentate-serrate, apex obtuse to acute, base cuneate, terminal leaflet (15-)25(-45) x (10-)15(-20) mm, lateral leaflets (7-)20(-35) x 1-2 mm. Inflorescence: dichasial cymes up to 50 mm long, sparsely glandular, or flowers solitary. Flowers unisexual, perigynous. Pedicel 1-4 mm long, pedicel, calyx and hypanthium sparsely glandular. Disc 4-lobed, adnate to hypanthium. Stamens 4 only. Fruit subglobose to ellipsoid, ±10 x 8 x 7 mm, glabrous; putamen smooth; pseudo-aril cupular with 2 long commissural arms, covering lower quarter of more convex face of putamen and lower half of other face.

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    Habitat

    It grows on the arid mountains along the Orange River.

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    Distribution

    Occurs in north-western Cape and southern part of S.W.A./Namibia. It has been collected from Goodhouse in the west to Kenhardt in the east.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 J. S. African Bot.
    • 2 Van der Walt, JJA. 1986. Simaroubaceae-Malpighiaceae: Burseraceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa 18(3): 5 - 34. BRI, Pretoria.

     Information From

    Burseraceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    e-Flora of South Africa
    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
    World Flora Online consortium
    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