Swaziland's Flora Database:
Commiphora africana (A.Rich.) Engl. var. africana
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Commiphora africana - Rigid much-branched shrub, branches tapering to sharp spiny tips. Leaves few, mostly on lateral short shoots. Leaflets three, (sometimes one or two missing) with few short broad teeth, terminal leaflet about as broad as long, c 1,5 cm diam, tapering to base, laterals much smaller. Flowers in small cluster on short shoots, c 2 mm long, red-tipped. Fruits fleshy, oval to round, c 1,3 cm long.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.