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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Commiphora wightii
 

Photo from Botanical Survey of India.

  
Author:  Madan Mal Bhandari 1965
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  India, Western Pakistan (Northern Africa - Central Asia)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  2-4 Metres
Flower:  Red - Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Guggal, Guggul, Indian Bdellium Tree, Mukul Myrrh Tree, Mahishaksha
Synonyms:  Balsamodendron wightii, George Arnott Walker Arnott. 1839. Commiphora mukul, Engler 1883. Commiphora roxburghii, Engler 1896. Balsamodendrum mukul, Hooker 1849.

The rest of the photos are by Soumen Aditya.

   This member of the Burseraceaefamily was given this name by Madan Mal Bhandari in 1965. It is mainly found in India and Pakistan, but should be found all the way from northern Africa to central Asia. It is growing in a poor and well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The bush can grow to two metres or even four with a stem up to 30 centimetres. The flowers are from red to pink. 

This species is dimorphic; one having bisexual and male flowers, and the other having female flowers with staminodes.