Commiphora julifera Chiov.
Tetraspis ruspoliana Chiov.
Kirkia tenuifolia is a semi-deciduous shrub growing 1.5 metres or more tall, or becoming a tree up to 8 metres tall with a bushy, spreading crown[
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use and as an emergency source of water.
East tropical Africa - Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya.
Acacia-Commiphora bushland, common or occasional, on red sandy or stony soil or on limestone at elevations from 100 1,000 metres[
It is usually found on red sandy to stony soils and on limestone[
]. Large tubers are found on the roots[
] - these are almost certainly for the storage of water, making the tree drought tolerant[
The bark is chewed to bring relief from thirst[
A decoction of the bark is drunkas a treatment for cholera[
Seed - easy[
Cuttings root easily[
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