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Boswellia dioscoridis

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A young plant from Specks Exotica.

Leaves in an early stage by Soumen Aditya.

The swollen stem of a young tree by Soumen Aditya.

Author: Mats Ingmar Thulin, 2001
Origin:  South-Eastern Socotra; Yemen
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  7 Metres
Flower:  White - Cream
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Mats Thulin in 2001. It is found in in several areas in the south eastern half of Socotra, growing in a well drained soil or even on bare rocks with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to seven metres in height. The flowers are white to cream coloured.

The genera name honours the Scottish botanist John Boswell, 1710 - 1780. The species name from the old name for Socotra: Dioscoris.

Wild plant by Mitsuko Shingai.