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Commiphora monstruosa

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Photo from California Cactus Center.

Not much of a caudex, I have to admit.

Author: René Paul Raymond Capuron, 1962
Origin:  Toliara; Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  120 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Operculicarya monstruosa, Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bâthie, 1944.

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by René Paul Raymond Capuron in 1962. It is found around Toliara in the south-western Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 120 centimetres.

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name from Latin mōnstrōsus; monstrous.