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Useful Tropical Plants

Commiphora pedunculata

(Kotschy & Peyr.) Engl.

Burseraceae

+ Synonyms

Balsamodendrum pedunculatum Kotschy & Peyr.

Commiphora ledermannii Engl.

Commiphora mollissima Engl.

Commiphora rosifolia Engl.

Common Name:

Commiphora pedunculata
Drawing of the leaves and flowers (bottom half of the page only)
Photograph by: Kotschy, C.G.T., Peyritsch, J., J.A., A.F.P., Tinne, Tinne, Plantae Tinneanae, t. 5 (1867) [Liepoldt]
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General Information

Commiphora pedunculata is a deciduous tree growing to about 6.5 metres tall with a stout bole to around 1 metre in girth[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for its resin and fruit.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Tropical Africa - Senegal to northern Nigeria, extending across Africa to Sudan.

Habitat

Savannah[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height6.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The small, black plum-like fruit is said to be edible[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark yields an oleo-gum-resin like myrrh which is used as incense[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

The wood is soft and is of little use[
332
Title
The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
Burkil. H. M.
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
1985 - 2004
ISBN
 
Description
Brief descriptions and details of the uses of over 4,000 plants. A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web - see http://www.aluka.org/
].

Propagation

Seed -
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