Boswellia sacra

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Boswellia sacra Flueck.

Burseraceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: economic plant

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: elliptic

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Burserales

Boswellia sacra is a shrub.

Naming

Boswellia sacra was described by Friedrich August Flueckiger. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Boswellia sacra is a species in the genus Boswellia which contains approximately 30 to 33 species and belongs to the family of the Burseraceae (Frankincense Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 4 to 5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Boswellia sacra is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The elliptic leaflets are entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Boswellia sacra produces panicles of white five-stellate flowers in April.

The shrubs produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Boswellia sacra is native to Egypt, Somalia and the South the Arabian Peninsula.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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