Commiphora

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Commiphora

 

a genus of plants of the family Burseraceae. They are usually spiny trees and shrubs. There are approximately 185 species, distributed predominantly in arid tropical regions of Africa and Madagascar; some species are found in Arabia, on Socotra Island, and in India. Many species of Commiphora yield valuable resins, balsams, and gums. The species Commiphora abyssinica is the source of the aromatic resin myrrh. Balm in Gilead is obtained from the species C. opobalsamum. Other Commiphora yield aromatic resins known as bdelliums.

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Conservation of Commiphora wightii, an endangered medicinal shrub, through propagation and planting, and education awareness programs in the Aravali Hills of Rajasthan, India" Conservation Evidence, vol.
Una cierta variabilidad ha sido anotada tambien por Gillet (1980), tanto para el genero Bursera como para Commiphora (este ultimo esencialmente sudafricano, tipicamente bicarpelar y relacionado intimamente con el primero), dicho autor menciona un registro de 2 frutos triloculares y 1 tetralocular de un total de 56 de Commiphora wightii Arn.