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A wild plant I found in Oman.

Author: Thomas Archibald Sprague, 1927
Origin:  Oman, Somalia, Yemen
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  18 Centimetres
Height:  1,5-2 Metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Thomas Archibald Sprague in 1927. It is found in Oman, Somalia and Yemen. It preferring a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to eighteen centimetres in diameter, maybe more, and the small tree can reach a height of one and a half or even two metres.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name foliacea means 'leafy'.