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Author:  Emilio Chiovenda, 1916
Origin:  Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Saudi Arabia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  3-6 Metres
Flower:  Yellowish - Greenish - Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Some write: Commiphora candidula, Thomas Archibald Sprague,  1927.
And might just be: Commiphora kua!

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Emilio Chiovenda in 1916. It is found in Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi and Saudi Arabia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to three or even six metres in height. The flowers are from yellowish over greenish to reddish.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name from the incisions on the leaves.

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