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Family: BURSERACEAE 

 Boswellia sacra
 

Photo by Thomas Müller.

  
Author:  Friedrich August Flueckiger 1867
Family:  Burseraceae
Habitat:  Oman, Somalia, Yemen
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  3 (-8) meters
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Frankincense Tree
Synonyms:  Boswellia carteri Birdw. Boswellia bhar-dajiana Birdw. Boswellia papyrifera, Hochst.
   This famous member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Friedrich August Flueckiger in 1867. It is found in  Oman, Somalia and Yemen, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem, which seems to grow a bit thin for a caudiciform, grow to 50 centimetres. Depending on the conditions, it grow from two to eight meters height. The flowers are white, but it is famous for is myrrh.