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Photo by: Shabomaniac

Author: Jan Bevington Gillett, 2001
Origin:  North-East Somalia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Pale Orange
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Mats Thulin in 2001. It is found near Eil in the Nugaal Region, north-eastern Somalia, growing in shallow soil over limestone. It can grow up to 60 centimetres in height, 100-200 centimetres in wide, with a stem of fifteen centimetres, and the flowers being yellow to plant orange..

The genera name from Greek kommi; 'gum' and Greek -phoros; 'carrying' for the balsam-like scented resin. The species name means 'oak-like leaves'.