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Photo by: Tim Harvey.

Photo by Gregg DeChirico.

Author: Hermann Merxmüller, 1960
Origin:  Angola, Namibia
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50-500 Centimetres
Height:  100 (250) Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Oak-Leaved Commiphora
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Hermann Merxmüller in 1960. It is found in Angola and Namibia, growing in grit with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, the plant can reach 100 to 250 centimetres in height and 150 to 500 centimetres in diameter.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name after Hiram Wild, 1917 - 1982, an English botanist who worked in Southern Rhodesia.