African Plant Database

Boswellia rivae Engl.
Protologue : Annuario Reale Ist. Bot. Roma 7: 16 (1897)
Information on the genus : Boswellia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boswellia boranensis Engl. (1902)
=*Boswellia ruspoliana Engl. (1931) (1912), (1915) nom.nud., (1931) nom.semi-nud.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree with a short bole, to 7 m tall; bark mottled yellowish grey, peeling in small papery flakes.
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Ecology : Open Acacia, Commiphora bushland on limestone hills, red sandy to stony soil overlying limestone; rocky ridges; 200-920 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Burseraceae: 5-7 (1991)
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 189 (2006).
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Record n°7739 modified 2009-05-19
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