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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Commiphora campestris
 

Photo from Jason Eslamieh.

  
Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler 1892
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  Kenya
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:  2-9 Metres
Flower:  Greenish
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Commiphora scheffleri Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler. 1910. Commiphora paolii auct. Chiov. 1932
This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1892. It is found in Kenya, growing in lava, sandy, silty alluvial soil or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to 40 centimetres or more in diameter, the entire plant from two to nine centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish.

There are several subspecies and variations:

Commiphora campestris subsp. campestris J.B. Gillett
Commiphora campestris var. campestris Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler 1892
Commiphora campestris subsp. glabrata J.B. Gillett Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 35 1991
Commiphora campestris var. heterophylla J.B. Gillett Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 35 1991
Commiphora campestris subsp. magadiensis J.B. Gillett Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 35 1991
Commiphora campestris subsp. shinyangensis J.B. Gillett Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 36 1991
Commiphora campestris subsp. wajirensis J.B. Gillett