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A seedling with juvenile leaves from

The leaves from from Mats Thulin.

Some live leaves from

Author:  Mats Ingmar Thulin, 2001
Origin:  NW Socotra; Yemen
Soil:  Mix - Limestone Wall
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  3-5 Metres
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Burseraceae family was given this name by Mats Ingmar Thulin in 2001. It is found in Jebel MaŽali, above Qaysuh on Socotra, growing in a well drained soil or on bare limestone with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from three to five metres in height. The flowers are greenish.

The genera name honours the Scottish botanist John Boswell, 1710 - 1780. The species name mean 'bulging' for the leaves.

Wild plants by Sylvain Cordier.

Some plants on a limestone wall from