Boswellia sacra, Boswellia carteri, Boswellia undulato crenata, Frankincense, Olibanum Tree

Boswellia sacra, Boswellia carteri, Boswellia undulato crenata

Frankincense, Olibanum Tree
Family: Burseraceae
Origin: Northeastern Africa
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant with caudexSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersDeciduous plantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Boswellia sacra is the primary tree in the genus Boswellia from which frankincense, a resinous dried sap, is harvested.

Boswellia sacra is a tree with papery, peeling bark and leaves clustered at the ends of tangled branches. It has compound leaves and an odd number of leaflets, which grow opposite to one another along its branches. Its tiny flowers, a yellowish white, are gathered in axillary clusters composed of five petals, ten stamens and a cup with five teeth. Boswellia Sacra trees are considered unusual for their ability to grow in environments so unforgiving that they sometimes grow out of solid rock. The initial means of attachment to the rock is unknown but is accomplished by a bulbous disk-like swelling of the trunk.

Similar plants:

Link to this plant: