Boswellia papyrifera (Caill. ex Delile) Hochst.
  • Flora


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Boswellia papyrifera (Caill. ex Delile) Hochst. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000569719. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Ovary glabrous, sessile, ovoid, ± 1.5 mm. long; style ± 1.5 mm. long and 0.7 mm. in diameter; stigma globose, ± 1 mm. in diameter.

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    Fruit glabrous, ± 22 mm. long, 7–8 mm. wide, widest ± 9 mm. below the apex; nutlets shield-shaped ± 5 mm. wide and 6 mm. vertically including a 1 mm. apical spine, the other 3 angles blunt.

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    Fig. 2/1, p.6.

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    Trees up to 10 m. tall with a 2–3 m. clear bole, diameter at breast height up to 50 cm.; bark smooth, pale, peeling in wide strips; slash reddish or streaky brown and white, exuding a fragrant resin; young branches pubescent.

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    Leaves 20–40 cm. long, grey pubescent-tomentose; petiole 3–30 mm. long; leaflets 13–25, oblong-lanceolate, subfalcate, sessile; rounded, truncate or subcordate at the base, crenate or bicrenate at the margin, attenuate apically, with ± 11 pairs of principal lateral veins, up to 8 cm. long near the middle of the leaf, shorter above and below; a tiny caducous basal pair usually present just above the base.

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    Flowers white or pinkish in pubescent semi-precocious compound racemes up to 30 cm. long; pedicels 3–6 mm. long in flower, up to 12 mm. in fruit.

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    Calyx ± 2 mm. long.

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    Petals elliptic, ± 5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.

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    Filaments glabrous, ± 3 mm. long, narrowing gradually from the base; anthers ± 2 mm. long.

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    Disc minutely pubescent.

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     Information From

    Burseraceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • D Botanic Gardens Conservation International