African Plant Database

Boswellia neglecta S. Moore
Protologue : J. Bot. 15: 67, t. 185 (1877) 
Information on the genus : Boswellia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boswellia microphylla Chiov. (1915)
=*Boswellia campestris Engl. (1895)
=Boswellia elegans Engl. (1902)
=Boswellia hildebrandtii Engl. (1892) non Baker
=*Boswellia holstii Engl. (1915)
=Boswellia multifoliolata Engl. (1897)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree to 4-8 m tall, branching near the base from a short bole; bark dark grey, hardly peeling.
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Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora bushland on basement complex of lava and red sandy soil usually over limestone;also on gypseous or silty soils; stony ridges and slopes; 130-1750 m alt.
  According Thulin in Fl. Somalia the variation is continuous. In other areas one can distinguish forms with many leaflets (= B. neglecta s. str.) and with few leaflets (= B. microphylla).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 7-8 (1991)
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 189 (2006).
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