Johannes J.A. van der Walt,
North-Western South Africa
This member of the
was given this name by Johannes Jacobus Adriaan van der Walt in 1971. It is found
on both sides of Orange River, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 12 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from 50 to 300 centimetres in height. The small flowers are yellow.
The genera name from Greek
kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the
balsam-like scented resin. The species name from Latin cervi and
folia; meaning "stag horn leaved".