Taxon: Commiphora habessinica (O. Berg) Engl.

 
Genus: Commiphora
Family: Burseraceae
Nomen number: 310582
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle & A. C. de Candolle, Monogr. phan. 4:10. 1883 "abyssinica"
Name Verified on: 27-Nov-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Feb-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Abyssinian myrrh  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • Arabian myrrh  (Source: Ency CNatIn) - English
  • Yemen myrrh  (Source: Ency CNatIn) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide Ency CNatIn, as C. madagascarensis)
  • Materials: essential oils (in cosmetics fide Ency CNatIn, as C. madagascarensis)
  • Materials: gum/resin (in cosmetics fide Ency CNatIn, as C. madagascarensis)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn, as C. madagascarensis)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Zambia
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Rwanda; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen

References:

  • Andrews, F. W. The flowering plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. 1950-1956 (F Sudan)
  • Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. 1953-1972 (F EthiopCuf)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Janick, J. & J. Simon, eds. Advances in new crops. 1990 (Adv New Crops)
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the flora of Yemen. 1997 (F Yemen)
  • Zohary, M. et al. Conspectus florae orientalis. 1980- (L Orient)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Commiphora habessinica (O. Berg) Engl. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.