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.
Endemic status:
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Images 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).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 249. As Commiphora pyracanthoides glandulosa

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 42.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 202.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Commiphora glandulosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133310, retrieved 27 May 2016

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