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Photo by James Winston. Suspicious large leaves, but it might be juvenile?

Photo by Bart Wursten.

The flower by Sheila Gregory ,

Author: Hans Schinz, 1908
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania,  Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:  3-8 Metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Tall Common Corkwood, Tall Firethorn Corkwood
Synonyms:  Might be: Commiphora pyracanthoides subsp. glandulosa Wild, 1959.
Commiphora berberidifolia, Engl.
Commiphora lugardae, N.E.Br.
Commiphora ruahensis, Mattick
Commiphora seineri, Engl.
Commiphora thermitaria, Lisowski, Malaisse & Symoens.

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Hans Schinz in 1908. It is found in southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It starts out with a nice swollen truck, but when the stem reach three to eight metres, it slims out.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name means 'having kernels'.

The fruits by Sheila Gregory ,