genus Boswellia

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Noun1.genus Boswellia - genus of trees of North Africa and India that yield incense
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Burseraceae, family Burseraceae, torchwood family - resinous or aromatic chiefly tropical shrubs or trees
Boswellia carteri - tree yielding an aromatic gum resin burned as incense
Boswellia serrata, salai - East Indian tree yielding a resin used medicinally and burned as incense
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Salalah is home to frankincense, or olibanum, (the aromatic resin obtained from scraggly but hardy trees of the genus Boswellia,) the signature scent of Oman.
It is formed on the bark of various shrubs of the genus Boswellia which grow chiefly in the Middle East, Somalia and Eritrea.