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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Boswellia

elephant tree

Hierarchical position of the Genus Boswellia

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Rosidae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 264. Jan-Mar 1967.
   SuperOrdo  Rutanae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 311. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Burserales Baskerville
pub. Aff. Pl.: 102. 1839.
   Familia  Burseraceae Kunth
pub. Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 2: 346. Jul 1824, nom. cons.
   Genus  Boswellia Roxb. ex Colebr.
common name: boswellia

Named members of the Genus Boswellia

   Species  carteri Birdw.
syn. Boswellia sacra
   Species  frereana Birdw.
common name: elemi frankincense
   Species  glabra Roxb.
syn. Boswellia serrata
   Species  papyrifera (Del. ex Caill.) Hochst.
common name: elephant tree
   Species  sacra Flueckiger
common name: frankincense
   Species  serrata Roxb. ex Colebr.
common name: Indian frankincense

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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