Commiphora ugogensis Engl.

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Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Commiphora ugogensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms:
Common names: River corkwood (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small deciduous much-branched tree. Bark green to rusty-red, flaking off in small pieces; young branchlets spine-tipped, zigzagging. Leaves clustered on spur-branchlets, imparipinnate with 6-10 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet up to 7.5 × 2.3 cm; lateral leaflets smaller, often asymmetrical at the base, softly hairy on both surfaces, net-veining prominent; margin finely toothed. Flowers in axillary sessile clusters on short spur-branchlets, small, bell-shaped, yellowish. Fruit subspherical, somewhat flattened, c. 1.8 cm in diameter, hairless. Seeds with a 4-armed pseudaril; margin wavy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ugogensis: of Ugogo in Central Tanzania, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: On alluvial soils along rivers, sometimes forming thickets.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 377. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 249.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 31.

Wild, H. (1963). Burseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 274 - 275. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Commiphora ugogensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Commiphora ugogensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Commiphora ugogensis
African Plant Database: Commiphora ugogensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Commiphora ugogensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Commiphora ugogensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Commiphora ugogensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Commiphora ugogensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Commiphora ugogensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Commiphora ugogensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Commiphora ugogensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commiphora ugogensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Commiphora ugogensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commiphora ugogensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commiphora ugogensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Commiphora ugogensis
Tropicos: Commiphora ugogensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Commiphora ugogensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133400, retrieved 15 July 2019

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