African Plant Database

Commiphora acuminata Mattick
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 656 (1935)
Information on the genus : Commiphora
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Unarmed apparently glabrous tree 4-7 m tall; outer bark peeling in several conspicuous, glistering, copper-coloured, translucent, fragile, layered sheets from the green under-bark.
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Ecology : Dense Acacia, Commiphora bushland on rocky slopes; 750-900 m alt.
  Collected very few times in a restricted area; but the plant, very characteristic, has been seen in a leafless state in central Tanzania (fide Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Burser.: 60, 1991).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 58-60 (1991)
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carte afrique num 7461
Record n°7461
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