Commiphora marlothii – Paperbark corkwood – Papierbas

Commiphora marlothii is an indigenous tree native to Southern Africa  [Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe] characterised by bark peeling in yellowing papery pieces to expose the green under layer. In the past, the bark of this tree was used by natives as writing paper, this feature brought the common name of paper bark, or papierbas in Afrikaans. [...]