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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Commiphora kua
 

Photo by Thomas Müller. This might be Commiphora kua
 var. gowlello J.B.Gillett 1991.

  
Author:  Kaj Børge Vollesen 1984
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, Yemen
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  4 meters
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Balsamodendron kua R.Br. ex Royle. Commiphora gowlello Sprague 1927

Photo from Specks Exotica. This is C. k. gowello.

   This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Kaj Børge Vollesen in 1984. It is found from Yemen down to Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter, the small tree reaches four meters height. The flowers are greenish-yellow.

Used for making Myrrh.