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Commiphora myrrha
Commiphora myrrha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Burseraceae
Genus: Commiphora
Species: C. myrrha
Binomial name
Commiphora myrrha
(Nees) Engl.[1]

Commiphora molmol

Commiphora myrrha is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is one of the primary trees used in the production of myrrh, a resin made from dried tree sap. The tree is native to the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Yemen) and to Africa (Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Northeast Kenya).[2]


Commiphora myrrha is very spiny and it grows to a height of about 4 m.[3] It grows at an altitude of between about 250–1300 m, with a yearly mean rainfall of about 230–300 mm. It does best in thin soil, primarily in areas with limestone.[4]


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