Boswellia neglecta belongs to the genus of the frankincense that is part of the family of the Bursaceae. Frankincense is nearly a household name to everyone as frankincense is part of the Christmas story. Jesus gets frankincense, myrrh and gold as a present from the Kings of the East. However Boswellia neglecta cannot be the species Jesus got for its birthday as it was described relatively late in 1877. The species is native to Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and Kenya.