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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Commiphora africana
 
  
Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler 1883
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  Botswana, Dahmey, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Med-Max
Thickness:  15-30 centimetres
Height:  2-6,5 meters
Flower:  Brownish Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  African Bdellium; African Myrrh.
Synonyms:  Heudelotia africana A. Rich. 1831. Heudelotia africana A. Rich. 1831. Chrysoglossum chapaense (Gagnep.) T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951. Commiphora pilosa Engl.
   This small member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1883. It is found in most of Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow up to fifteen or even 30 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of two to six and a half meters. The flowers are brownish red.