Commiphora serrata Engl.

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Commiphora serrata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Commiphora serrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Cloud's Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

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Synonyms:
Common names: Coastal corkwood (English) Nhacapumba (Sena)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small deciduous tree. Bark smooth, green, branched spine-tipped. Leaves imparipinnate with 4-8 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets oblong-elliptic, up to 5.5 cm long, usually with short hairs on the midrib and lateral veins; margin crenate-serrate. Flowers small, greenish-yellow in axillary branched, hairy sprays, appearing before or with the new leaves. Fruit spherical, c. 2 cm long, hairless; pseudo-aril very fleshy, cup-shaped.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: serrata: with angled teeth like a saw-blade; serrate
Habitat: In coastal woodland and thickets
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Tanzania
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 6 August 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 376. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1963). Burseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 280.

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External websites:

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


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 serrata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171600, retrieved 16 July 2019

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