Commiphora angolensis

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Commiphora angolensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Commiphora
Species: C. angolensis
Binomial name
Commiphora angolensis
Engl., Monogr Phan 4: 24 (1883)
  • Balsamea angolensis Hiern
  • Commiphora kwebensis N.E.Br.
  • Commiphora nigrescens Engl.
  • Commiphora olivieri Engl.
  • Commiphora rehmannii Engl.

Commiphora angolensis, also known as sand commiphora or sand corkwood, is a shrub species in the genus Commiphora growing mainly in Angola and Namibia.

The adults and larvae of Diamphidia nigroornata feed on C. angolensis.

The bark of C. angolensis contains condensed tannins and the anthocyanin petunidin-3-rhamnoglucoside.[2]

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  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ Chemical study of bark from Commiphora angolensis Engl. Cardoso Do Vale, J., Bol Escola Farm Univ Coimbra Edicao Cient, 1962, volume 3, page 128 (abstract)

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