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The South African Species of Commiphora

J. J.A. van der Walt
Bothalia | Vol 11, No 1/2 | a1980 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v11i1/2.1980 | © 1973 J. J.A. van der Walt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 July 1973 | Published: 22 July 1973

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J. J.A. van der Walt, Botany Department, University of Stellenbosch., South Africa

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A revision of the South African species of Commiphora (Burseraceae) is presented in which 2 keys are provided to the 18 species recognized. A comprehensive morphological study, including an anatomical study of the stems and leaves, was regarded as essential for an accurate delimitation of the different species. Maps, sketches and photographs serve for illustration.


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