Boswellia papyrifera Hochst.
- Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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Description: Boswellia papyrifera Hochst., Olibanum, Somalia, FCurrent Determination: Boswellia papyrifera Hochst.Family: BurseraceaeLocation: SomaliaLocality: Somali CoastDescription: Large tears of this historic gum mentioned in Biblical references as Frankincense. The gum issues from wounds in the trunk of a peculiar tree that grows from the bare face of rocks without the aid of soil or even a fissure. The gum is principally employed as church incense on account of its fragrant balsamic odor.Catalog Subset: Economic BotanyEMu IRN: 47666OccurenceID: a3b6494c-f5d7-40ca-ae08-4627d7a7e502
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