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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Somalia.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
N2, c. 20 km S of Mait, near Togga Horgobble on slope of Mt Iddie, Thulin 4309 (UPS holo., EA K iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Small tree, c. 2.5–4 m tall; bark purplish black, smooth; young shoots greyish to purplish brown, longitudinally ridged, pubescent with spreading straight to ± crisped short hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (5–)11–21-foliolate, 2.5–6 cm long; petiole 2–12 mm long; rhachis densely pubescent with spreading eglandular hairs, not winged; leaflets subsessile, opposite or subopposite, 3–6.5 x 1.5–4 mm, elliptic to obovate, the inner ones often suborbicular, obtuse at the apex, cuneate to rounded and ± asymmetric at the base, entire, somewhat paler beneath, densely pubescent with spreading hairs on both surfaces
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in pubescent few-flowered racemes up to c. 4 cm long; pedicels 2.5–7 mm long in fruit; bracts triangular, 1–2 mm long, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Calyx pubescent, c. 1.2 mm long; petals c. 2 mm long, medially pubescent outside; filaments c. 0.8 mm long, ovate with filiform tip, papillose, anthers c. 0.6 mm long, papillose; style c. 0.8 mm long, stigma truncate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits 3–4-celled, subglobose, 8–12 x 7–11 mm, with wings up to 5 mm wide, glabrous; stones ± cross-like, c. 6.5–7 x 5.5–6 mm, rugose, surrounded by a persistent wing and forming a broadly ovate to subcircular c. 8–12 mm long dispersal unit.
Distribution
N2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range 150–250 m.
Vernacular
Muqlo (Somali).
Note
This is close to B. neglecta, and Thulin 4309 was cited as an extreme form of this in vol. 2: 187 (1999). B. globosa differs from B. neglecta in the subglobose (not pear-shaped) fruits, not much longer than wide, and in the broadly and persistently winged stones.

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Use
The bark is used for tanning.

Native to:

Somalia

Boswellia globosa Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 24: 373 (2006 publ. 2007)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (2020). The genus Boswellia (Burseraceae). The Frankincense trees Symbolae Botanicae Upsalienses; Arbeten Fran Botaniska Institutionen i Uppsala 39: 1-149.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0