August Flueckiger, 1867
Minimum - Medium
Boswellia carteri Birdw.
Boswellia papyrifera, Hochst.
Boswellia undulatocrenata, Engl.
This famous member of the
Burseraceae family was given this name by Friedrich
August Flueckiger in 1867. It is found in Oman,
Somalia and Yemen, growing in a well drained soil with
little to some water and lots of sun. The stem, which seems to be
a bit thin for a caudiciform, grow to 50 centimetres. Depending on
the conditions, it grow from two to eight meters in height. The flowers
are white, but it is for is myrrh it is famous.
The genera name honours the
Scottish botanist John Boswell, 1710 - 1780. The species name means
Leaves on plants I found in Oman.
Stems on plants I found in Oman.
The dry fruits on plants I found
Despite it was in the dry season,
most plants had a lot of leaves.