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Family: BOMBACACEAE* 

 Adansonia grandidieri
 

Photo by Jialiang Gao. Western form.

  
Author:  Henri Ernest  Baillon 1893
Family:  Bombacaceae*
Habitat:  South-Western - Southern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3-5 metres
Height:  25 metres
Flower:  White-pale Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Grandidier's Baobab
Synonyms:  -

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 (18361921).

*This family might been incorporated in the Malvaceae family now. Sub-family: Bombacoideae, tribe: Adansonieae.

Baobab Avenue, near Morondava by Rita Willaert. Typical western form.