Kurt Dinter, 1928
Namibia, Lower Orange River Valley in the Northern Cape;
Corkwood, Stink Corkwood
This member of the
Burseraceae family was described by Moritz Kurt Dinter in
1928. It is found on both sides of the Orange River, growing in a
well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The stem can
grow up to 20 centimetres or more in diameter, the whole bush can
grow from one to three one meters. The flowers are greenish-yellow.
The genera name from Greek
kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the
balsam-like scented resin. The species name from Latin graceli;
'slim' and frondosa; 'leafy'.