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Commiphora kraeuseliana

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Photo by: Tim Harvey.

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Given more water. Photo by Marthinus Steyn,

Author: Hermann Heino Heine, 1956
Origin:  Namibia
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 (200) Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Orange / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Hermann Heino Heine in 1956. It is found in Namibia, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The branches can grow to five centimetres in diameter, and up to 100 centimetres long. The female flowers are pale orange, the male flowers green.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name after Richard Oswald Karl Kräusel, 1890-1966, a German paleobotanist.

The female flowers. Photo by Marthinus Steyn,