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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to NE. Kenya, Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Shrub or tree, up to 5 m tall, unarmed, sometimes with long slender drooping branches; bark yellowish to dull orange or grey or black, smooth, sometimes peeling in small papery flakes; branchlets longitudinally ridged, glabrous to pubescent
Leaves
Leaves 3–9(–11)-foliolate, glabrous to densely pubescent, sometimes with hooked hairs; petiole 2–35 mm long, sometimes narrowly winged; rhachis sometimes narrowly winged; leaflets linear to oblanceolate, obovate or suborbicular, 0.3–3.2 x 0.1–2(–2.5) cm, subacute to retuse at the apex, with entire margins, the lateral leaflets smaller than the terminal one
Inflorescences
Flowers in 1–several-flowered glabrous to pubescent cymes or clusters; peduncle c. 0.5–5 mm long; pedicels 0.5–2.5(–6) mm long
Calyx
Calyx 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous or pubescent
Corolla
Petals c. 2–5 mm long, white or cream, glabrous or pubescent outside
Fruits
Fruits ellipsoid to ovoid, obtuse and apiculate at the apex, 5–10 x 3–7 mm, glabrous or sparsely puberulous, purplish, marked with 4 pale lines, subsessile or usually on a distinct stalk; pericarp 4-valved; pseudaril with cup-like basal part and thinner upper part; stone ellipsoid to ovoid, flattened, 4–7.5 x 3–5 mm, with sterile cell much smaller than the fertile cell.
Distribution
N1–3; C1, 2; S1, 2
Ecology
Altitude range 15–1300 m.
Vernacular
Daseino, dhudus, dhusundus, gabrar, garoon madow, goron, qoron, sagaarasol (Somali).
Note
C. gileadensis is taken here in a broader sense than by previous authors.

[FTEA]

Burseraceae, J.B. Gillett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

Habit
Shrub 2–4 m. tall; bark dull orange, grey or blackish, peeling in small scrolls or not peeling; exudate clear, with a pungent resinous odour; young twigs 1–1.5 mm. thick, somewhat fluted, brownish pubescent, later glabrescent.
Leaves
Leaves puberulous, velvety pubescent or hispidulous throughout, becoming orange-red before being shed, (3–)5–9-foliolate; rhachis up to 35 mm. long, including the 3–10 mm. petiole, winged in its upper part; leaflets usually entire, rarely with undulate margins, the lateral suborbicular, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, rounded or broadly pointed apically, obliquely rounded or broadly pointed basally (the lowest pair smaller than the others, occasionally subalternate), 3–15 mm. long, 3–7 mm. wide; the terminal attenuate at the base but always sessile, (4–)6–17 mm. long, 3–9 mm. wide.
Flowers
Male flowers yellow in dense pubescent clusters appearing with the leaves; peduncles and pedicels together under 2 mm. long; bracteoles ± 0.3 mm.
Male
Male flowers yellow in dense pubescent clusters appearing with the leaves; peduncles and pedicels together under 2 mm. long; bracteoles ± 0.3 mm.
Calyx
Calyx densely pubescent, ± 1.7 mm. wide and 1 mm. deep, including broadly triangular teeth ± 0.2 mm. long.
Corolla
Petals usually pubescent outside, ± 1.7 × 0.5 mm.
Filaments
Filaments glabrous, 1.3 and 0.9 mm., anthers 0.6 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruits single or paired on stalks 1–2 mm. long, glabrous or sparsely puberulous in parts, dark brown with 4 pale streaks, flattened ovoid or ellipsoid, apiculate, 6–7 × 3–5 × (1 + 1.5–2) mm.; pericarp 4-valved; pseudaril orange-yellow with 4 narrowly triangular lobes, the sutural more than half as long as the facial, that on the sterile longer than that on the fertile locule; stone smooth, ± 4 × 3 × (1 + 2) mm., the sterile narrower than the fertile locule, ridged dorsally near its base.
Figures
Fig. 15/13, 14, p. 82.
Habitat
Acacia, Commiphora bushland on limestone hills; 800 m.; rainfall ± 230 mm.
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

Commiphora gileadensis (L.) C.Chr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [12599], Kenya 8928.000
Gillett, J.B. [4817], Somalia Commiphora gillettii K000425323 Unknown type material
Ellebeck [2041a] Commiphora albiflora K000425330

First published in Dansk Bot. Ark. 4(3): 18 (1922)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
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