Commiphora lugardae N.E.Br.
Commiphora pyracanthoides glandulosa Wild
Commiphora ruahensis Mattick
Commiphora seineri Engl.
Commiphora thermitaria Lisowski. Malaisse & Symoens
Commiphora glandulosa is a shrub or small tree with a small, dense crown; it can grow 2 - 10 metres tall. The bole is usually markedly thick and often fairly straight[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its gum and wood. It is also grow as a hedge in order to provide barriers.
Africa - southern Angola, Zambia, DR Congo and Tanzania, south to S. Africa.
Found in sandy, well-drained soils in savannah-woodland or in broken mopaniveld[
]. Dry deciduous woodland, occasionally on termite mounds in Brachystegia woodland[
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Prefers a sunny position[
]. Requires a well-drained soil, preferably of a sandy nature[
When young, the plant produces a nice swollen truck, but when the stem reach three to eight metres, it slims out[
Usually a dioecious species, though polygamous forms also exist, In general, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The stems are often planted to develop into live fences[
A white, opaque and very brittle inedible gum exudes from the tree. It is soaked, cooked a little and then used as a substitute for washing powder[
The pale-yellowish wood is surprisingly light in weight[
]. It is carved into various items and is used for household utensils, stools etc[
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