Commiphora schlechteri Engl.

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Commiphora schlechteri

Photo: Warren McCleland
29 km north of Vilanculos.

Commiphora schlechteri

Photo: Warren McCleland
29 km north of Vilanculos.

Commiphora schlechteri

Photo: Warren McCleland
29 km north of Vilanculos.

Commiphora schlechteri

Photo: Warren McCleland
30 km south-west of Inhassoro

Commiphora schlechteri

Photo: Warren McCleland
30 km south-west of Inhassoro

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Status: Uncertain
Description:
Small tree up to 6 m tall with a smooth, grey-green, papery bark. Leaves 3-foliolate or pinnate with 5 leaflets, hairless; leaflets oblong-lanceolate or oblanceolate, up to 7 cm long, terminal leaflet larger than the rest; margin serrate-crenate; petiole up to 5 cm. long. Flowers appearing with the leaves in axillary inflorescences up to 11 cm long; pedicels up to 2 mm long. Calyx bell-shaped, 1·5 mm long, lobed to at least half-way. Petals c. 4 mm long, cream. Fruit narrowly ovoid, c. 2·3 cm long, tapering to an acuminate apex, hairless; pseudaril with 4 winged arms.
Notes: This species was first recorded for Zimbabwe in Gonarezhou National Park (see Cunliffe, R., Muller, T. & Mapaura, A. (2012)).
Derivation of specific name: schlechteri: named after Friedrich Schlechter (1872-1925), German botanist and traveller.
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa; doubtfully recorded from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 376. (Includes a picture).

Cunliffe, R., Muller, T. & Mapaura, A. (2012). Vegetation Survey of Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. Final Report. Pages 97 - 98.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 82.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 24.

Wild, H. (1963). Burseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 271. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commiphora schlechteri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commiphora schlechteri
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Commiphora schlechteri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171590, retrieved 27 November 2020

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