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Commiphora gracilifrondosa

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Author: Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1928
Origin:  Southern Namibia, Lower Orange River Valley in the Northern Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  100-300 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Karree Corkwood, Stink Corkwood
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Moritz Kurt Dinter in 1928. It is found on both sides of the Orange River, growing in a well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to 20 centimetres or more in diameter, the whole bush can grow from one to three one meters. The flowers are greenish-yellow.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name from Latin graceli; 'slim' and frondosa; 'leafy'.