|Author: ||Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler,
Balsamea greveana, Baill. 1893.
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'.