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River corkwood (English)
Description: Small deciduous much-branched tree. Bark green to rusty-red, flaking off in small pieces; young branchlets spine-tipped, zigzagging. Leaves clustered on spur-branchlets, imparipinnate with 6-10 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet up to 7.5 × 2.3 cm; lateral leaflets smaller, often asymmetrical at the base, softly hairy on both surfaces, net-veining prominent; margin finely toothed. Flowers in axillary sessile clusters on short spur-branchlets, small, bell-shaped, yellowish. Fruit subspherical, somewhat flattened, c. 1.8 cm in diameter, hairless. Seeds with a 4-armed pseudaril; margin wavy.
Derivation of specific name: ugogensis: of Ugogo in Central Tanzania, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: On alluvial soils along rivers, sometimes forming thickets.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time: Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Other sources of information about Commiphora ugogensis: Flora of Mozambique
Commiphora ugogensis African Plant Database
Commiphora ugogensis Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Commiphora ugogensis EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Commiphora ugogensis ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Commiphora ugogensis Flora Zambesiaca
Commiphora ugogensis Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Commiphora ugogensis IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Commiphora ugogensis JSTOR Plant Science
Commiphora ugogensis Kew Herbarium catalogue
Commiphora ugogensis Tropicos
Commiphora ugogensis West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Commiphora ugogensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133400, retrieved 25 May 2013
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