African Plant Database


Commiphora madagascariensis Jacq.
Family : BURSERACEAE
Information on the genus : Commiphora
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commiphora agallocha Engl. (1883)
=Commiphora roxburghii var. serratifolia Haines (1924)
=Amyris agallocha Roxb. (1814)
=Amyris commiphora Roxb. (1832)
=Balsamodendrum roxburghii sensu Arn. 1839, non Stocks 1847
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender glabrous sometimes scandent shrub or tree 1-15 m tall; outer bark of young stems peeling in pale scrolls or flakes from the green under-bark; older stems and trunks grey-brown.
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Ecology : Thickets by streams; termite mounds; semi-evergreen dry forest on rocky slopes; 5-660 m alt.
  Cultivated in Mauritius and India. Not in Madagascar, nor in Zambia. The true home of C. madagascarensis was long unknown, and according to Jacquin it originally came from Madagascar, and was known to French settlers in Mauritius.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 28-29 (1991)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Flora of Mozambique
 
Map
carte afrique num 7512
 
Record n°7512
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