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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Brassicales

Familia: Capparaceae
Genus: Boscia
Species: B. albitrunca – B. angustifolia – B. arabica – B. cauliflora – B. coriacea – B. fadeniorum – B. foetida – B. gossweileri – B. hypoglauca – B. keniensis – B. longifolia – B. madagascariensis – B. matabelensis – B. mazzocchii – B. microphylla – B. minimifolia – B. mossambicensis – B. oleoides – B. pestalozziana – B. plantefolii – B. polyantha – B. praecox – B. pruinosa – B. rotundifolia – B. salicifolia – B. senegalensis – B. tomentosa – B. urens – B. welwitschii

Boscia Lam., Tableau Encyclopédique et Methodique ... Botanique t. 395. 1793.

Type species: Boscia senegalensis Lam.


Lamarck, J.-B. 1794–1819 ["1793"]. Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique des trois règnes de la nature. Botanique. Tome second. 551 pp., tt. 112–445. Panckoucke, Paris. BHL Biblioteca Digital Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2019. Boscia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 11. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Boscia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Boscia. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 11 2019. 2019. Boscia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 11 Aug. 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Boscia (Capparaceae) in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Witgatbome
Deutsch: Hirtenbäume
English: Shepherd trees
Boscia is a genus of plants in the family Capparaceae. It contains the following species:

Boscia albitrunca (Burch) Gilg & Ben.
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Boscia arabica Pestalozii
Boscia caffra Sond.
Boscia coriacea Pax
Boscia corymbosa Gilg
Boscia fadeniorum Fici
Boscia filipes Gilg
Boscia firma Radlk.
Boscia foetida Schinz
Boscia longifolia Hadj-Moust.
Boscia longipedicellata Gilg.
Boscia madagascariensis (DC.) Hadj-Moust.
Boscia microphylla Oliv.
Boscia minimifolia Chiov.
Boscia mossambicensis Klotzsch
Boscia octandra Hochst. ex Radlk.
Boscia oleoides (Burch. ex DC.) Toelken
Boscia pestalozziana Glig
Boscia peuchellii Kuntze
Boscia plantefolii Hadj-Moust.
Boscia polyantha sensu Roessler
Boscia rautanenii Schinz
Boscia rehmanniana Pestal.
Boscia reticulata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Boscia rotundifolia Pax
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam. ex Poir.
Boscia tenuifolia A. Chev.
Boscia tomentella Chiov.
Boscia tomentosa Toelken
Boscia transvaalensis Pest.
Boscia weltwitschii Gilg


Missouri Botanical Garden TROPICOS Nomenclatural Database, referenced 30 December 2007 [1]
Boscia in West African plants – A Photo Guide.

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