Commiphora mombassensis Engl.

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Common names:
Frequency: Scarce
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: mombassensis: misleadingly referring to Mombassa in Kenya but the type specimen was actually collected in "Mossambik" referring to mainland areas near Mozambique Island.
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Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Tanzania and northern Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 372. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 82.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Commiphora mombassensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Commiphora mombassensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Commiphora mombassensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Commiphora mombassensis
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iNaturalist: Commiphora mombassensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commiphora mombassensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Commiphora mombassensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commiphora mombassensis
Plants of the World Online: Commiphora mombassensis
Tropicos: Commiphora mombassensis
Wikipedia: Commiphora mombassensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Commiphora mombassensis., retrieved 12 December 2023

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