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Author:  Kaj BÝrge Vollesen, 1985
Origin:  SE Ethiopia, N Kenya, Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  7 Metres
Flower:  Yellowish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Dhuduse
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Kaj BÝrge Vollesen in 1985. It is found in south-eastern Ethiopia, northern Kenya and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to  seven metres in height. The flowers are yellowish.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name means 'from Boran', an area in southern Ethiopia, where it first was found.