Commiphora glandulosa is a small tree distributed across southern Africa from Namibia to Mozambique. It is similar to C. pyracanthoides, although that species tends to be a shrub. C. glandulosa has spine-tipped branches bearing trifoliate leaves that have slightly undulating and serrate margins. The trunk with age develops yellow-shredding bark that reveals a greenish trunk. These plants are seedlings in 2-gallon pots.