Boswellia Incense in the Giba River Gorge

  title={Boswellia Incense in the Giba River Gorge},
  author={Tasha Moens and Mir{\'o} Jacob and Sil Lanckriet},
  journal={Geo-trekking in Ethiopia’s Tropical Mountains},
The Boswellia papyrifera tree, a source of aromatic frankincense resins, grows in the northern, north-western and north-eastern lowlands of Ethiopia near the Giba, Blue Nile and Tekezze Rivers. Other varieties of frankincense gum resins, found in the Ogaden and Borana regions of Ethiopia, are tapped from B. rivae, B. ogadensis, B. neglecta and B. microphylla and are also traded in the market as “frankincense”. Outside of Ethiopia, Boswellia species can be found across the Sahel belt, in Eritrea… 



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