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Commiphora tenuipetiolata

Plants of Namibia

endrosicyos socotranus, the only tree species of the Cucurbitaceae family  Photo: Steve Scott, RBGE     Socotra has a high diversity of Boswellia (Burseraceae) species; trees that produce frankincense or olibanum, an incense which has been traded for some 5000 years for use in religious ceremonies and medicine

Socotra has many trees that produce frankincense, an incense used in religious ceremonies & medicine for yrs.

Socotra has a high diversity of Boswellia (Burseraceae) species; trees that produce frankincense or olibanum, an incense which has been traded for some 5000 years for use in religious ceremonies and medicine. Out of a total 24 species, 7 are endemic to the Socotra Archipelago. Some species grow only on rocks and cliff faces, others only from the ground. The tallest species are Boswellia elongata, many of which are found at Homhil, and Boswellia ameero, which is common at the higher altitudes…

Boswellia ameero (Burseraceae), one of the 7 species of Boswelliaendemic to the Socotra Archipelago

Boswellia sacra (commonly known as frankincense or olibanum-tree)[5] is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is the primary tree in the genus Boswellia from which frankincense, a resinous dried sap, is harvested. It is native to the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, Yemen), and northeastern Africa (Somalia).[5]

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Plants of Namibia

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Plants of Namibia

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Plants of Namibia

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