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Photo by: Tim Harvey.

A bush, given more water by, M. Müller,

The leaves by E. Erb,

Author: Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1894
Origin:  Angola, Namibia
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  120-400 Centimetres
Flower:  Green - Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Slender Corkwood, Twiggy Commiphora
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1894. It is found in Namibia and Angola, growing in grit with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the plant can reach 120 to 400 centimetres. The flowers are green to greenish yellow.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name means 'composed of willowy twigs'.

The tiny flowers by N. Juergens,