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Useful Tropical Plants

Boswellia ameero

Balf.f.

Burseraceae

+ Synonyms

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General Information

Boswellia ameero is a tree.
A resin obtained from the tree is used locally.
Boswellia ameero is a tree with a scattered and somewhat fragmented distribution. Some of the peripheral populations are not regenerating and considered relict in nature, strongly suggesting a decline in the extent and quality of its habitat. The tree has been classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Northeastern Africa - the Island of Socotra.

Habitat

Locally common in dry, semi-deciduous woodland, usually at elevations of 500 - 750 meters, but sometimes as low as 120 metres or as high as 1,050 metres[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Properties

Conservation StatusVulnerable
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitTree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

A plant of semi-arid areas in the tropics and subtropics.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A resin obtained from the tree is used as an incense[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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Propagation

Seed -
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