Commiphora myrrha

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Commiphora myrrha
Commiphora myrrha - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-019.jpg
Commiphora myrrha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Commiphora
Species: C. myrrha
Binomial name
Commiphora myrrha
(Nees) Engl.[1]
Synonyms[2]
Myrrh, the hardened resin extracted from Commiphora myrrha

Commiphora myrrha, called myrrh,[1] African myrrh,[1] herabol myrrh,[1] Somali myrrhor,[1] Common myrrh,[citation needed] or gum myrrh[citation needed] is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is one of the primary trees used in the production of myrrh, a resin made from dried tree sap. The tree is native to the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and to Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeast Kenya).[3]

Growth[edit]

Commiphora myrrha is very spiny and it grows to a height of about 4 m (13 ft). It grows at an altitude of between about 250 to 1,300 m (820 to 4,270 ft) with a yearly mean rainfall of about 23 to 30 cm (9.1 to 11.8 in). It does best in thin soil, primarily in areas with limestone.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Commiphora myrrha information from NPGS/GRIN". www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Commiphora myrrha". www.cactus-art.biz. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  4. ^ "Species Information". www.worldagroforestrycentre.org. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 

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