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Useful Tropical Plants

Commiphora kua

(R.Br. ex Royle) Vollesen

Burseraceae

+ Synonyms

Balsamodendrum abyssinicum O.Berg

Balsamodendrum habessinica O.Berg

Balsamodendrum kua R.Br. ex Royle

Commiphora abyssinica (O.Berg) Engl.

Commiphora assaortensis Chiov.

Commiphora atramentaria Chiov.

Commiphora bruceae Chiov.

Commiphora candidula Sprague

Commiphora crenulata A.Terracc. ex Chiov.

Commiphora dancaliensis Chiov.

Commiphora ellenbeckii Engl.

Commiphora flaviflora Engl.

Commiphora gowlello Sprague

Commiphora gracilispina J.B.Gillett

Commiphora habessinica (O.Berg) Engl.

Commiphora incisa Chiov.

Commiphora lindensis Engl.

Commiphora salubris Engl.

Commiphora subsessilifolia Engl.

Common Name: Myrrh

Commiphora kua

General Information

Myrrh is a shrub or small tree with a smooth bark and branches that are often spiny[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
]. It grows up to about 5 metres tall[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Year
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ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].
A gum resin obtained from the plant is used medicinally and in perfumes.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Eastern tropical Africa - Botswana to Somalia, through Arabia to India.

Habitat

Lakeshore thicket or in the undergrowth of forest patches[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height5.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of the drier tropics and subtropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The gum-resin obtained from the stem is astringent, stimulant and stomachic[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. Used in mouth washes[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

A gum-resin is obtained from wounds in the stems[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. It contains a green essential oil that is used in perfumes of the Oriental type, blending well with vetiver, geranium and sandal[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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