Commiphora ugogensis Engl.

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Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms:
Common names: River corkwood (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
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.
Notes:
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
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 August 2013
Literature:

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

Wild, H. (1963). Burseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 274 - 275. (Includes a picture).


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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 web site: Commiphora ugogensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Commiphora ugogensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commiphora ugogensis
Ispot Southern Africa : Commiphora ugogensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Commiphora ugogensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commiphora ugogensis
Tropicos: Commiphora ugogensis
West African Plants database: Commiphora ugogensis


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 ugogensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133400, retrieved 8 December 2016

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