African Plant Database


Boswellia papyrifera (Delile) Hochst.
Family : BURSERACEAE
Protologue : Flora 26: 81 (1843)
Information on the genus : Boswellia
Basionym : Amyris papyrifera Delile
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amyris papyrifera Delile
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boswellia chariensis Guillaumin (1908)
=Boswellia occidentalis Engl. (1911)
=Boswellia odorata Hutch. (1910) p.p. (inflorescence)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 4-12 m; bole clear for 2-3 m, 0,5 m Ø at breast height; crown spreading, open; bark smooth, pale, peeling in wide strips
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Ecology : Stony hillsides, often dominant forming pure stands; sandy valleys; dry, rocky or ± shallow soils; on granite; dry Acacia, Commiphora woodland and wooded grassland; 400-1830 m alt.
  Also planted; propagation from seeds and cuttings.The chief gum resin producing tree in Ethiopia, where little effort has been done to domesticate it. It seems to be in critical condition.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 5 (1991)
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 189 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 7737
 
Record n°7737
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