Commiphora edulis (Klotzsch) Engl.
subsp. edulis

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Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Gumani Hill, Humani Ranch

Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Nhambo cottages, Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

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Synonyms: Commiphora chlorocarpa Engl.
Common names: Butyagela (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Jefu-jefu (Hlengwe) Muchororo (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Mumwatikatiki (Shona) Rough-leaved corkwood (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed shrub or small deciduous unarmed tree. Bark smooth pale grey, peeling in small pieces to reveal green under layer. Leaves, imparipinnate with 2-6 pairs of leaflets and a larger terminal leaflet; leaflets elliptic-oblong, up to 7 cm long, grey-green with stiff bristly hairs; margins entire or finely crenulate. Flowers small, yellow in axillary branched heads. Fruit ellipsoid, c. 2 cm long, pubescent, apricot-coloured when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: edulis: edible
Habitat: In hot, dry woodland and thickets, often on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Monday 8 March 2021
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 368. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 432.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 277.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 39.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 77.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 224. (Includes a picture).

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 31.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 37.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 244 - 245. (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Page 38.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 446 - 447. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 520 - 521. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Pages 176 - 177.

Wild, H. (1963). Burseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 279. As Commiphora edulis (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Botswana: Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis
Flora of Caprivi: Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis
Flora of Malawi: Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis
Flora of Mozambique: Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis
Flora of Zambia: Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Commiphora edulis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Commiphora edulis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Commiphora edulis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Commiphora edulis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Commiphora edulis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commiphora edulis
JSTOR Plant Science: Commiphora edulis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commiphora edulis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commiphora edulis
Plants of the World Online: Commiphora edulis
Tropicos: Commiphora edulis
Wikipedia: Commiphora edulis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Commiphora edulis subsp. edulis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133300, retrieved 13 June 2021

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