Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1904|
S. Ethiopia, Kenya, N. Tanzania.|
Might be: Commiphora erythraea,
Engl. 1883. |
Commiphora hildebrandtii var. gallaensis Engl. 1883.
gallaensis, Engl. 1912.
This member of the
was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1904. If Vollesen is
right, the right name should be Commiphora erythraea, Engl. 1883.
It is found from southern Ethiopia down through Kenya to northern
Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to
40 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to six to twenty metres in height. The flowers are yellowish.
name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros;
'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name from
Latin; balun; 'un-ballances', for the form of the tree.