Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Burseraceae - 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.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 18 taxa.

Commiphora mossambicensis

More sample images from the Burseraceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Commiphora africana

Commiphora africana

Commiphora glandulosa

Commiphora glandulosa

Commiphora marlothii

Commiphora marlothii

Commiphora tenuipetiolata

Commiphora tenuipetiolata

Commiphora zanzibarica

Commiphora zanzibarica

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Commiphora Jacq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Burseraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Burseraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Burseraceae
Flora of Zambia: Burseraceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Burseraceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Burseraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=40, retrieved 2 September 2014

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