Taxon: Commiphora kataf (Forssk.) Engl.

 
Genus: Commiphora
Family: Burseraceae
Nomen number: 419511
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle & A. C. de Candolle, Monogr. phan. 4:19. 1883
Name Verified on: 27-Nov-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Nov-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils (fide HerbSpices, as C. erythraea)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2, as C. erythraea)
  • Non-vertebrate poisons: livestock pest control (fide F Ethiop, as C. erythraea)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Djibouti; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen

References:

  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols. 1986-1987 (HerbSpices)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)
  • 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 Yemen flora. 1997 (F Yemen)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Commiphora kataf (Forssk.) 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.