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Taxon: Boswellia sacra Flueck.

Genus: Boswellia
Family: Burseraceae.
Nomen number: 310550
Place of publication: Pharmak. 31. 1867
Name verified on: 27-Nov-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 27-Nov-2001
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • frankincense   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • olibanum-tree   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • mogar   (Source: Kew Bull 43:492.) – Transliterated Arabic
  • shajerat al-luban   (Source: F Oman ) – Transliterated Arabic
  • ru xiang shu   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • arbre à encens   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • oliban   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Weihrauchbaum   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Weihrauchpflanze   (Source: S. Reichel, p.c.) – German
  • olibano   (Source: HerbSpices 2:214.) – Italian
  • moxor   (Source: Kew Bull 43:492.) – Somali
  • árbol del incensio   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • olibán   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • äkta rökelseträd   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Somalia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. [= Boswellia carteri Birdw.].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 2003–. Flora of Oman.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000) [mentions].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Miller, A. G. & T. A. Cope. 1996–. Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra. [mentions].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Reichel, S. 1998. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Thulin, M. & A. M. Warfa. 1987. The frankincense trees (Boswellia spp., Burseraceae) of northern Somalia and southern Arabia. Kew Bull. 43:487.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Zohary, M. et al. 1980–. Conspectus florae orientalis.
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Check other web resources for Boswellia sacra Flueck.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?310550 (21 October 2014)

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