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Photo by: Tim Harvey.

I have only seen it without leaves.

Author: Hans Schinz, 1908
Origin:  Namibia, Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  80-300 Centimetres
Flower:  Brownish Orange
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Nama Corkwood, Nama Kanniedood
Synonyms:  Commiphora rotundifolia Dinter & Engl. 1911

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Hans Schinz in 1908. It is found in Namibia and western South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the plant from 80 to 300 centimetres high..

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name because it origins from the Namib desert.