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Photo by Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author: Kaj BÝrge Vollesen, 1985
Family:  BURSERACEAE
Origin:  Somali Republic, Ethiopia
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  3-5 Metres
Flower:  Green - Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Commiphora guidottii, Emilio Chiovenda, 1931.

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Kaj BÝrge Vollesen in 1985. It is found in the Somali Republic and Ethiopia, growing in grit with some water and lots of sun. It can grow to three or even five meters in height, and 50 centimetres in diameter. The small flowers are greenish to yellow.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name referring to this plant's stalkless flowers.