Commiphora myrrha is a thorny shrubby tree species in the genus Commiphora and main source of myrrh.
Acacia senegal has now been renamed Senegalia senegal. There are four varieties of the species with var. senegal being the most widely distributed from Senegal to Eastern Africa.
Boswellia neglecta is the source of both black and white frankincense with the former being more abundant. Other major frankincense producing species are B. papyrifera found in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan, B. frereana and B. sacra found in Somalia.
The Network for Natural Gums and Resins in Africa (NGARA) is a regional network comprising member countries in sub Saharan Africa producing plant gums and resins.....