Bernard Verdcourt, 1951
Mozambique, North-Eastern South Africa
Sandy - Rocky
Yellow - Green
polygamous or dioecious member of the Burseraceae family
was given this name by Bernard Verdcourt in 1951. It is found in Eswatini,
southern Mozambique and north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained
sandy or rocky soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
25 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from five to nine centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow to
green, while the fruits bright red.
The genera name from Greek
kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the
balsam-like scented resin. The species name as it was neglected by other
botanists for many years. It
kind of look like the others, but difference in many small
characteristics all together.
Useful fact: The
roots are pealed and eaten as sugarcane.