Commiphora glandulosa Schinz

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Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tonorai Primary School, Save Valley.

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tonorai Primary School, Save Valley.

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tonorai Primary School, Save Valley.

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tonorai Primary School, Save Valley.

Commiphora glandulosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tonorai Primary School, Save Valley.

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Synonyms: Commiphora pyracanthoides Engl. subsp. glandulosa (Schinz) Wild
Common names: Chifata (Hlengwe) Iminyela (Ndebele) Mbwabwa (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Mugugudo (Hlengwe) Mukwendekwende (Shona) Munyera (Shona) Siachimvwa (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Tall firethorn corkwood (English) Tsambawachina (Hlengwe)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a single-stemmed tree. Bark greyish-green to yellowish-green flaking in small papery yellowish pieces; young branches hairless, spine-tipped. Leaves clustered on small lateral branchlets, usually simple (1-foliolate), sometimes with 2 very small reduced lateral leaflets, obovate to elliptic, up to 6.5 cm long, more or less shiny green, hairless except for long glandular hairs near the base; margin more or less distinctly scalloped; petiole very short to absent. Flowers in small clusters on the spur-branchlets, pink to reddish, glandular hairy on the calyx, appearing before the leaves. Fruit ellipsoid to almost round, up to 1.4 cm long, red when ripe, splitting to reveal a black seed with a 4-lobed bright red pseudo-aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: glandulosa: glandular, referring to the glandular hairs on the calyx.
Habitat: In well-drained sandy soils in dry deciduous woodland, particularly with Colophospermum mopane.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Sunday 1 July 2012
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 280 - 281. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Commiphora glandulosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133310, retrieved 24 October 2014

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