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Author: Thomas Archibald Sprague, 1927
Origin:  Somaliland; Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  70 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake: Commiphora drakebrockmanii

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Thomas Archibald Sprague in 1927. It found on the costal hills of Somalia, growing in a well drained soil or even grit with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to 70 centimetres height and a diameter of fifteen centimetres. The flowers are greenish.  

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name after Ralph Evelyn Drake-Brockman, 1875-1952, British doctor and army officer who served in South Africa (1899-1900). After leaving the army he joined the Foreign Office as medical officer and served in British East Africa, British Somaliland (Somalia), Uganda and Abyssinia (Ethiopia) until 1915. He was also a keen traveller and zoologist who collected natural history material and published mainly on mammals.