Boswellia papyrifera (Caill. ex Delile) Hochst.

First published in Flora 26: 81 (1843)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is NE. Nigeria to Eritrea and NE. Uganda. It is a tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Gillett, J.B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Burseraceae: 1-94.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Onana, J.M. (2017). Flore du Cameroun 43: 1-94. Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique (Mesres), Yaoundé.
  • Thulin, M. (2020). The genus Boswellia (Burseraceae). The Frankincense trees. Symbolae Botanicae Upsalienses; Arbeten Fran Botaniska Institutionen i Uppsala 39: 1-149.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Thulin, M. (2020). The genus Boswellia (Burseraceae). The Frankincense trees. Symbolae Botanicae Upsalienses; Arbeten Fran Botaniska Institutionen i Uppsala 39: 1-149.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 148 (1847).
  • Engl. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 4: 34, t. 1/23–32 (1883).
  • Engl. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2,19A: 423, fig. 198 (1931).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 321, fig. 116 (1952).
  • Geerling, Guide de terrain des ligneux Sahéliens et Soudano-Guineens: 87 (1982).
  • Hochst. in Flora 26: 81 (1843).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 323 (1868).
  • Vollesen in Fl. Eth. 3: 443, fig. 123. 1A–D (1990).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 51 (1952).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Kotschy [455], Ethiopia K000199589 Yes
Kotschy [455] K000199590 Unknown type material Yes

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0