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"
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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

Synonyms:

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 (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 (as C. madagascarensis)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia (n.w.), Sudan (e.)
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire (e. & s.)
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Zambia

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen


References:

  1. Andrews, F. W. The flowering plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. (F Sudan)
  2. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  3. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  4. Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  5. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  6. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  7. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  8. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  9. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  11. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  12. Zohary, M. et al. Conspectus florae orientalis. (L Orient)

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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?310582. Accessed 23 May 2018.