J.B. Gillett & Kaj BÝrge Vollesen,
Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya
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This member of the Burseraceae
family was given this name by Jan Bevington
Gillett and Kaj BÝrge Vollesen in 1985. It is found
in central eastern parts of Kenya, central and southern Somalia and
Sidamo in Ethiopia, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to 25
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from one to three metres in
flowers are dark red.
The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros;
'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name means
'one' and 'ear' or 'leaf'.