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Photo by Gregg DeChirico.

Author: Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1883
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  1-1,5 Metres
Flower:  Yellowish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Balsamea greveana, Baill. 1893.
Commiphora greveana, Guillaumin, 1909

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1883. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, and the plant can reach a height of one to one and a half meter. 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 'disc', 'ball-shaped' or 'nearly so'.