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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Commiphora gileadensis
 
  
Author:  Carl Frederik Albert Christensen 1922
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  Somalia, Yemen (Israel)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:  5 Metres
Flower:  White - Cream
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Balsam of Mecca, Balsam of Gilead, Balm of Gilead, Myrrha
Synonyms:  Amyris gileadensis, Linne 1764. Amyris opobalsamum Linne1764. Commiphora opobalsamum Engl. 1883. Commiphora albiflora Engl. 1904. Commiphora velutina Chiov. 1916. Commiphora anfractuosa Chiov.1932. Commiphora cassan Chiov. 1932. Commiphora coronillifolia Chiov. 1932. Commiphora microcarpa Chiov. 1932. Commiphora ancistrophora Chiov. 1932. Commiphora suckertiana Chiov. 1934. Commiphora gillettii Chiov. 1941.
This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Carl Frederik Albert Christensen in 1922. It is found in Somalia and Yemen and now in Israel, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water water and lots of sun. The stem will eventualy grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter, the whole bush up to five metres. The flowers are white to cream coloured, and the is is possible to propagate it from cuttings.

 Might be a bit skinny for a caudiciforms, but here it is anyway.

 The missing leaves are 39(11)-foliolated, glabrous to densely pubescent, sometimes with hooked hairs; petiole 235 mm long, sometimes narrowly winged; rhachis sometimes narrowly winged; leaflets linear to oblanceolate, obovate or suborbicular, 0.33.2 x 0.12(2.5) cm, subacute to retuse at the apex, with entire margins, the lateral leaflets smaller than the terminal one.