Commiphora habessinica ?

Commiphora, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at Olorgasailie of Magadi Road, Kenya. December 2014.

Commiphora, photo © by Michael Plagens  Commiphora, photo © by Michael Plagens

Many species of Commiphora can be found in Kenya. This one has ashy-green leaves and short, stout thorns. It is a small tree with peeling, papery bark and abundant resin in the twigs and bark. The fruit contains a single hard seed.

Burseraceae -- Myrrh Family

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Kenya Natural History

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