Commiphora harveyi (Engl.) Engl.
  • Monogr. Phan.


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Morphology

Tree, up to 18 m high. Bark usually peeling in large brown papery pieces. Leaves and young branches glabrous. Leaves imparipinnate or 3-foliolate; lamina up to 150 mm long; leaflets oblanceolate, lanceolate or elliptic to ovate, margins crenate serrate. Flowers yellowish green.

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    Dioecious tree 4-18 m tall; bark peeling in large brown papery pieces or in thicker discs; young branchlets fluted and with a few very short hairs. Leaves pinnate, 2-3-jugate, occasionally trifoliolate, with a few very short hairs, green; petiole 10-60 mm long; leaflets lanceolate to elliptic to ovate; petiolules 5-15 mm long; margins crenate-serrate to coarsely crenate-serrate, apex acute, base cuneate, terminal leaflet up to 80 x 30 mm, lateral leaflets up to 60 x 25 mm. Inflorescence: axillary paniculate cymes. Flowers unisexual, hypogynous. Pedicel 2-3 mm long, pedicel and calyx with a few very short hairs. Disc 4-lobed, not adnate to perianth. Stamens 8. Fruit subglobose, ±14 x 12 x 12 mm, glabrous, putamen smooth; pseudo-aril light red, with 4 arms, 2 commissural arms reaching almost to apex of putamen, 2 facial arms of variable length but shorter.

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    Habitat

    Mountainsides, kloofs, lowveld bush.

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    It usually grows on the slopes of mountains or in kloofs as part of coastal forests.

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    Distribution

    Occurs in north-eastern Tvl., eastern Tvl., Swaziland, Transkei and eastern Cape as far south as East London, but it is widely distributed in Natal and Zululand. Also recorded from Mozambique.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Monogr. Phan.
    • 3 Van der Walt, JJA. 1986. Simaroubaceae-Malpighiaceae: Burseraceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed.). Fl. S. Africa 18(3): 5 - 34. BRI, Pretoria.

     Information From

    Burseraceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International