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Commiphora gileadensis, Commiphora opobalsamum, Balm of Gilead, Mecca Myrrh

Commiphora gileadensis, Commiphora opobalsamum

Balm of Gilead, Mecca Myrrh
Family: Burseraceae
Origin: Africa
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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The stem will eventualy grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter, the whole bush up to five metres. The flowers are white to cream coloured, and the is is possible to propagate it from cuttings.

Commiphora gileadensis relates to the 'Balm of Gilead', which was used for its fragrance as well as healing properties.


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