African Plant Database

Boswellia frereana Birdw.
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London 27: 146, t. 31 (1870) 
Information on the genus : Boswellia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 3-8 m, usually with a distinct trunk which is swollen and often ± disc-shaped, to 0,7-1 m Ø at base; bark pale yellowish brown with some outer flaking papery layers.
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Ecology : Rocky slopes and gullies; often on limestone boulders and cliffs, or in holes, even clinging to vertical rock-faces; from near sea-level to 1000 m (not 1500) alt.
  Probably close to B. dioscoridis Thulin from Socotra, with glabrous leaves.
  Yemen; Ethiopia ?

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 189 (2006).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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