African Plant Database

Commiphora baluensis Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 313 (1905)
Information on the genus : Commiphora
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commiphora hildebrandtii var. gallaensis Engl. (1883)
=Commiphora gallaensis (Engl.) Engl. (1912)
=*Commiphora erythraea auct. sensu Vollesen in Fl. Ethiop. 3 (1990), p.p. quoad Burger 3313 et Friis & al. 2727, sensu K.T.S., pro maj. parte
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 6-20 m; trunk often to 5 m tall below the lowest branch, 35 cm Ø at breast height; outer bark peeling in large white or yellowish flakes from the blue-green under-bark.
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland; dry forest; often on rocky ground; 600-1600 m alt.
  Leaves of C. baluensis could be mistaken for those of large-leaved forms of C. caerulea.
  C. baluensis seems to be the tallest Commiphora in East Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 79-80 (1991)
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carte afrique num 7472
Record n°7472
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