|Author: ||Spencer Le
Marchant Moore, 1877
Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Borena Etan, Dakara, Ye ru xiang shu.
Boswellia elegans, Engl.
Boswellia hildebrandtii, Engl.
Boswellia holstii, Engl.
Boswellia multifoliolata, Engl.
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.