Frankincense

Frankincense is an aromatic resin, used for religious rites, incense and perfumes. High quality frankincense resin from Dhofar, Oman, Myrrh from Ethiopia and Greek Ortodox incense

Boswellia sacra

Synonyms:
Olibanum Tree, Boswellia
Boswellia_sacra (Wikipedia)

Boswellia sacra
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Sapindales
Family:Burseraceae
Genus:Boswellia
Species:
B. sacra
Binomial name
Boswellia sacra
Synonyms
  • Boswellia bhaw-dajiana Birdw.
  • B. bhaw-dajiana var. serrulata Engl.
  • B. carteri Birdw.
  • B. carteri var. subintegra Engl.
  • B. carteri var. undulatocrenata Engl.
  • B. undulatocrenata (Engl.) Engl.

Boswellia sacra (commonly known as frankincense or olibanum-tree) is a tree in the Burseraceae family. It is the primary tree in the genus Boswellia from which frankincense, a resinous dried sap, is harvested. It is native to the Arabian Peninsula (Oman, Yemen), and horn of Africa (Somalia).

Frankincense (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Old French franc encens (noble incense).

Noun

frankincense (countable and uncountable, plural frankincenses)

  1. A type of incense obtained from the Boswellia thurifera tree.

Synonyms

  • olibanum

Translations

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