Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Myrrh family
Wild, H. (1963) Burseraceae FZ 2(1)
Description of the family
Trees or shrubs, sometimes spiny. Stipules 0. Leaves (in ours) alternate, imparipinnate or 1-2-foliolate, often congested at branch ends. Flowers unisexual or (rarely) bisexual. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular. Fruit a drupe.
Worldwide: 17 genera and 540 species, tropics, especially America and NE Africa.
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Burseraceae:
Flora of Zimbabwe: native/naturalised Burseraceae page
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Burseraceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Burseraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=40, retrieved 20 June 2013