Copaiba conjugata (Bolle) Kuntze
Copaifera conjugata (Bolle) Milne-Redh.
Copaifera gorskia Schinz
Copaifera gorskiana Benth.
Gorskia conjugata Bolle
Guibourtia conjugata is usually a tree ranging in height from 6 - 18 metres, but sometimes growing as a multi-stemmed shrub to 4 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its resin.
Eastern Africa - southern Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and northern S. Africa.
Open woodland, dense bush, usually in deep sand, often along rivers on sandy soils from sea level to elevations of 1,500 metres[
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Although many species within the family Fabaceae have a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, this species is said to be devoid of such a relationship and therefore does not fix atmospheric nitrogen[
A good, hard resin is obtained from the stem[
]. Called Inhambane copal, it is sometimes traded[
]. Copal is a hard resin, obtained from various tropical trees, that is used to make varnish[
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