Commiphora zanzibarica (Baill.) Engl.

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Commiphora zanzibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sacred Forest, Mahenye

Commiphora zanzibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sacred Forest, Mahenye

Commiphora zanzibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sacred Forest, Mahenye

Commiphora zanzibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sacred Forest, Mahenye

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Synonyms: Commiphora spondioides Engl.
Common names: Pendant-fruited corkwood (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed shrub or small deciduous unarmed tree. Bark smooth, pale grey with lenticels, sometimes peeling. Leaves clustered at the ends of branches, imparipinnate with 3-5 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets oblong-lanceolate, up to 7 cm long, hairless, slightly aromatic when crushed; margins entire or finely serrate. Flowers small, creamy or yellow-green in large axillary branched heads, appearing with the new leaves. Fruit ellipsoid, c. 1.6 cm long, hairless, pendulous, brown-red when ripe, pseudo-aril fleshy bright red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zanzibarica: of Zanzibar
Habitat: In hot, dry river valleys and coastal thickets.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 19 June 2015
Literature:

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


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African Plant Database: Commiphora zanzibarica
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Commiphora zanzibarica
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Commiphora zanzibarica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commiphora zanzibarica
Ispot Southern Africa : Commiphora zanzibarica
JSTOR Plant Science: Commiphora zanzibarica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commiphora zanzibarica
Tropicos: Commiphora zanzibarica
West African Plants database: Commiphora zanzibarica


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 zanzibarica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133420, retrieved 24 August 2016

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