Commiphora mossambicensis (Oliv.) Engl.

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Commiphora mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Commiphora mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Commiphora mossambicensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Commiphora mossambicensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Dimbangombe, near Hwange

Commiphora mossambicensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd near the Airport

Commiphora mossambicensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd near the Airport

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Synonyms: Commiphora fischeri Engl.
Common names: Pepper-leaved commiphora (English) Pepper-leaved corkwood (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Small deciduous unarmed tree. Bark smooth pinkish-grey to brown, sometimes peeling. Leaves aromatic, 3-foliolate, occasionally 5-foliolate; leaflets large, broadly ovate to almost circular, light green and shiny with minute golden glands. Flowers small, creamy-yellow to pinkish-red in axillary branched heads with conspicuous leafy bracts. Fruit near-spherical, reddish to black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mossambicensis: of Mozambique
Habitat: In hot dry woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1410 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 23 September 2005
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 291.

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 226. (Includes a picture).

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commiphora mossambicensis
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West African Plants database: Commiphora mossambicensis


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 mossambicensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133350, retrieved 25 August 2016

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