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A smaller plant from

The seeds by Soumen Aditya.

Author: Spencer Le Marchant Moore, 1877
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  5-8 Meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Frankincense, Borena Etan, Dakara, Ye ru xiang shu.
Synonyms:  Boswellia elegans, Engl.
Boswellia hildebrandtii,
Boswellia holstii,
Boswellia multifoliolata,

This member of the Burseraceae family was described by Spencer Le Marchant Moore in 1877. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. It grows in a well drained soil with little to some water, and lots of sun. It will grow from five to eight meters height with a stem of 30 centimetres in diameter, and the flowers are small and white.

The genera name honours the Scottish botanist John Boswell, 1710 - 1780. The species name means 'unobserved, insignificant' like the leaves.

The flower by Soumen Aditya.

The fruit by Soumen Aditya.

Photo by Woot.