Commiphora oblongifolia J.B.Gillett
  • in Fl. Trop. E. Afr.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Commiphora oblongifolia J.B.Gillett. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000617391. Accessed on: 25 Sep 2020'

Morphology

Slender glabrous shrub or small tree up to 5 m. tall, with sparse, short (5–15 mm.) lateral spines, the longer shoots longitudinally ridged when young, not spine-tipped; trunk cylindric; bark smooth, dark green, the outer layer thin, peeling in large translucent flakes; slash smooth, white; exudate copious, oily, faintly scented, clear, without any trace of milkiness; twigs with sparse circular lenticels ± 0.5 mm. in diameter.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Leaves mainly scattered singly but some rather bunched together around the inflorescences, almost all hetero-3-foliolate; petiole 3–5(–10) mm. long; lateral leaflets suboblong, entire, ± caducous, sometimes absent, 1–5 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide; lamina oblong or elliptic-oblong, rounded or broadly cuneate at the base, rounded or pointed and apiculate at the apex, up to 10 mm. long and 50 mm. wide; midrib prominent beneath; main lateral veins 7–9 on each side, uniting before reaching the margin; ultimate vein network fine but prominent and distinct; margin cartilaginous with 5–15 minute crenate serrations on each side whose steep (adapical) side is only ± 0.3 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Fruit stalk 1–2 mm. long; drupe subglobose, 8 × 7.5 × (3 + 4.5) mm.; pericarp 2-valved, ± 1 mm. thick; pseudaril covering most of the stone with 2 distinct sutural lobes and a very irregular margin over the faces; stone minutely verrucose, with 2 large apical pits, ± 7 × 7.5 × (2.5 + 3.5) mm., the sterile locule narrowly humped distally so that the stone appears triquetrous when viewed from above.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Fig. 3/12–16, p.10.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Only very immature ♂ flowers seen, clustered densely 5–20 together at the tips of leafy or leafless branches on pedicels up to 2 mm. long; calyx ± 2 mm., including broadly triangular lobes 0.4 mm. long; corolla red, ± 4 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Female flowers dark red, subsessile, 2–4 together in dense clusters at the tips of leafy branchlets; calyx 1.5 mm. including triangular lobes ± 0.5 mm. long; petals linear, recurved and apiculate at the tip, 3 mm. long.

  • Provided by: [B].Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

     Information From

    Burseraceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
    • B
    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
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • E See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
    • F All Rights Reserved