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Nice little plant from
- but I'm not sure about the ID.

The leaf by Susan Brown,

A dormant tree by Susan Brown,

Author:  Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1904
Origin:  S. Ethiopia, Kenya, N. Tanzania.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:  6-20 Metres
Flower:  Yellowish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Commiphora erythraea, Engl. 1883.
Commiphora hildebrandtii var. gallaensis Engl. 1883.
Commiphora gallaensis,
Engl. 1912.

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1904. If Vollesen is right, the right name should be Commiphora erythraea, Engl. 1883.  It is found from southern Ethiopia down through Kenya to northern Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 40 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six to twenty 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 from Latin; balun; 'un-ballances', for the form of the tree.

A wild plant by Susan Brown,