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The stem of a young bush by Soumen Aditya.

Author:  J.B. Gillett & Kaj BÝrge Vollesen, 1985
Origin:  Somali Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  1-3 Metres
Flower:  Dark Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Jan Bevington Gillett and Kaj BÝrge Vollesen in 1985. It is found in central eastern parts of Kenya, central and southern Somalia and Sidamo in Ethiopia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from one to three metres in height. The flowers are dark red.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name means 'one' and 'ear' or 'leaf'.

The leaves by Soumen Aditya.

 The flower from