Commiphora namaensis Schinz
  • Bull. Herb. Boissier


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Commiphora namaensis Schinz. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000617382. Accessed on: 30 Mar 2020'

Morphology

Dioecious shrub-like tree 0.5-3.0 m tall, trunk branching above ground level into many relatively thin stems; bark light grey, not peeling; young branchlets glabrous, not spine-tipped. Leaves simple but on long shoots occasionally trifoliolate with lateral leaflets a quarter to a third the size of terminal leaflet, glabrous, green; petiole 3-7 mm long; lamina rotund or orbicular, (5-)9(-15) x (4-)7(-12) mm, margin serrate-dentate, apex obtuse, base cuneate. Inflorescence: flowers in clusters. Flowers unisexual, perigynous, subsessile, glabrous. Disc 4-lobed, adnate to hypanthium. Stamens 8. Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, 10 x 8 x 7 mm, glabrous; putamen slightly rugose; pseudo-aril red, cupular with 2 commissural arms, covering the lower third of the more convex face of putamen and the lower half of the other face.

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    Habitat

    It grows in the mountains near the Orange River from Goddhouse westwards. This area is extremely dry and hot with an annual rainfall of less than 80 mm.

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    Distribution

    C. namaensis shows a disjunct distribution pattern. It has been collected in the Brandberg area, but its main centre of distribution is in the southern part of S.W.A./Namibia and north-western Cape.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bull. Herb. Boissier
    • 2 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
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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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
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