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Boswellia glabra R.

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Uncoloured engraving. Watercolour illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh. ROX51. In his 'Flora Indica', Roxburgh describes this species as a native of the mountainous districts of Coromandel where it flowers during the dry season. He also writes: 'This as well as 'thurifera' yields a resin, which is used as incense, and for pitch, in some parts of India.' Roxburgh, 'Flora Indica' (1832) v.2, p.384.

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Tamil Nadu, India

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