Commiphora

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Related to Commiphora opobalsamum: balm of Gilead, genus Commiphora

Commiphora

(ko-mif'o-ra) [L. Commiphora, fr Gr. kommiphora, gum-bearing]
A genus of nearly 200 flowering plants, shrubs, and tress, native to Africa, Arabia, and India. Several species produce fragrant resins used for incense, perfume, and medication.

Commiphora gileadensis

See: balm of Gilead (1)

Commiphora mukul

See: guggul

Commiphora opobalsamum

See: balm of Gilead (1)

Commiphora wightii

See: guggul