Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Sapindales

Burseraceae - Myrrh family

Wild, H. (1963) Burseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees or shrubs, sometimes spiny. Stipules 0. Leaves (in ours) alternate, imparipinnate or 1-2-foliolate, often congested at branch ends. Flowers unisexual or (rarely) bisexual. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular. Fruit a drupe.

Worldwide: 17 genera and 540 species, tropics, especially America and NE Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 17 taxa.

Commiphora mossambicensis

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Commiphora Jacq.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Burseraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Burseraceae
Flora of Caprivi: Burseraceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Burseraceae
Flora of Malawi: Burseraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Burseraceae
Flora of Zambia: Burseraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Burseraceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Burseraceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Burseraceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Burseraceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Burseraceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Burseraceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Burseraceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Burseraceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Burseraceae
Wikipedia: Burseraceae
Plants of the World Online: Burseraceae
Tropicos: Burseraceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Burseraceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=40, retrieved 30 May 2024

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