This is the
same species, but the southern form.
This member of the Bombacaceae family was
given this name by Henri Ernest Baillon in 1893. It is found
in south-western and southern Madagascar, growing in a well
drained soil with quite some water water and lots of sun. The stem
can grow from three to five metres in diameter, and reach a height of 25
metres. The flowers, which occurs in the dry season. May to August, are white,
fating into pale yellow.
Named after the French botanist
Alfred Grandidier (1836–1921).
*This family might been incorporated
in the Malvaceae
family now. Sub-family: Bombacoideae,