Fici, S. (1993) Boscia in Flora of Somaliland 1: 44-46
Plants twiggy shrubs, up to 4 m tall; bark smooth, ash-grey; twigs often swollen at the base; youngtwigs purplish-brown, puberulent or glabrous. Leaves densely clustered on short shoots, petiolate; petioles up to 0.8 mm long; blades obovate-elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 2.5-10 mm long, 1.5-5(-6) mm wide, rigid and more or less fleshy, glaucous or pale green, puberulent, bases attenuate, tips obtuse or rounded. \inflorescences of 2-4(-5) flowers clustered in the leafy shoots. Flowers pedicellate, radially symmetric; pediccels 2-5(-7) mm long, puberulent; sepals ovate-elliptic, 2-3 mm long, 1.1-2 mm wide, puberulent on both surfaces; nectary discs reduced; stamens 6; filaments 4-5 mm long; anthers 0.7-1 mm long; gynophores 3 mm long,; ovaries glabrous, about 1 mm long; styles short; stigmas capitate. Fruits globose, 5-7 mm in diameter, glabrous, tuberculate.
Boscia minimifolia grows in acacia-Commiphora bushland and semi-desert open bushland, on alluvium, sand, gypsum, etc. at 150-1300 m. It is known from regions N1-3, C1-2, S1 and ?S2 of the Flora of Somalia and from northern Kenya and eastern Ethiopia.