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Taxon: Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl.

 
Genus: Commiphora
Family: Burseraceae
Nomen number: 402550
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle & A. C. de Candolle, Monogr. phan. 4:12. 1883
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Nov-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Materials: gum/resin (in pharmacy & perfumery)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Djibouti, Ethiopia (e.), Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya (n.e.)

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Yemen


References:

  1. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  2. Cufodontis, G. 1956. Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae. Spermatophyta. Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 26:389. Note: mentions
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: mentions
  5. Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2
  6. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  7. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  9. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  10. Thulin, M., ed. 1993-. Flora of Somalia.
  11. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  12. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  13. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.

Check other web resources for Commiphora myrrha (Nees) 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=402550. Accessed 13 October 2019.